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Only two football games survive the snow

Sean O'Driscoll takes charge of Bristol City for the first time today. Photo: Scott Wilson/EMPICS Sport


  • Leeds United v Bristol City

Sean O'Driscoll takes charge of his first match as Bristol City manager and his task of winning ten of this season's remaining twenty league games begins at Leeds United.

City are bottom of the Championship table and six points below the drop line.

The Robins have the worst defensive record in the Football League and haven't managed to keep a single clean sheet all season.

O'Driscoll would most certainly like to have star man, Albert Adomah, on the pitch but the Ghanaian is at the African Cup of Nations.

For their part, Leeds are having an indifferent season and sit in mid-table, far from where they might expect to be. Their home form, however, is pretty formidable and Neil Warnock's men are going for a sixth successive win at Elland Road.

Add to that the fact that Bristol City haven't defeated Leeds in more than thirty years and the signs are far from encouraging for O'Driscoll and his team.

For live text updates from the match click here shortly before kick-off at 3pm, and you can watch interviews with Sean O'Driscoll and captain Cole Skuse below:


  • Swindon Town v Shrewsbury Town
Andy Williams scored twice in Swindon's last home game - a 4-0 win over Carlisle United. Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Swindon Town's game is on after an 8am pitch inspection at the County Ground.

Match referee Richard Clark assessed the playing surface and deemed it ‘perfect’ after more than 200 volunteers worked late into Friday night to remove snow from the pitch covers.

Swindon are on a fine run of form and scoring freely at the County Ground, with 14 goals scored in three home games without reply.

Heavy snowfall, however, is not the first obstacle to be thrown in manager Paolo Di Canio's way this week. His employers confirmed on Thursday that the club is up for sale and in financial difficulty.

For live text updates from the match click here shortly before kick-off at 3pm.

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