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City could climb out of relegation zone

Jon Stead scored two goals on his last appearance at Ashton Gate. Photo: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport



Bristol City could climb out of the Championship relegation zone tonight if they beat Brighton at Ashton Gate and other results go their way.

City slipped to the bottom of the table on Saturday after their goal-less draw at Blackpool, but they're only two points away from safety. The draw was their first point away from home under new manager Sean O'Driscoll, and their first clean sheet on the road all season.

Bristol City are bottom of the table, but only two points from safety.

O'Driscoll's men have won their last four matches at home, but face a tough test tonight as the Seagulls have won their last three games to consolidate their place in the play-off places.

City's only injury doubt is Richard Foster, who is suffering from a calf problem. Albert Adomah, Cole Skuse, Sam Baldock and Matthew Bates are all pushing for recalls after recovering from injury.

Brighton have midfielder Liam Bridcutt available after missing the last two matches through suspension. Former England defender Wayne Bridge is out with a hamstring injury.


Bristol City: D W L L W

Brighton: W W W D W

For live text updates from tonight's match click on the link below shortly before kick-off at 7.45pm:

Bristol City v Brighton

Action from the last meeting between the two teams, which Brighton won 2-0 at the Amex Stadium in November. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire



Cheltenham Town have the chance to move into the League Two automatic promotion places tonight. They need to beat Chesterfield at Whaddon Road.

Saturday's 2-1 win over Wimbledon ended a run of three draws, extending their unbeaten run to five games.

Cheltenham Town are just one point away from the automatic promotion places.

Chesterfield are currently 14th in the table, but come into the game on the back of a 1-0 win at Dagenham & Redbridge at the weekend.

Harry Hooman is Mark Yates' only long-term injury concern, while full-back Sido Jombati is pushing for a recall after being named on the bench against the Dons.

Spireites boss Paul Cook is expected to name an unchanged team, although top scorer Jack Lester will be hoping to get back into the side after missing Saturday's match with a virus.


Cheltenham: W D D D W

Chesterfield: W D L L W

For live text updates from tonight's match click on the link below shortly before kick-off at 7.45pm:

Cheltenham v Chesterfield

Steve Elliott scored Cheltenham's first goal against Wimbledon on Saturday. Credit: EMPICS Sport