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Bristol City's match at Leyton Orient called off

The Matchroom Stadium at Brisbane Road, home of Leyton Orient. Credit: Daniel Hambury/EMPICS Sport

Bristol City's New Year's Day fixture at Leyton Orient has been postponed due to structural damage at the Matchroom Stadium caused by the recent adverse weather conditions.

The floodlights at the stadium were damaged over the Christmas period and require repair work before the stadium is safe for public use.

City are 21st in League One after winning back-to-back games for the first time since January.

Orient are second in the table. They drew 1-1 with third-placed Wolves on Sunday.

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Cotterill takes manager's role at Bristol City

Former Cheltenham Town boss Steve Cotterill takes over at Bristol City Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Bristol City have appointed Steve Cotterill as their new manager. The49 year-old was a free agent and has been the front-runner for thepost since Sean O'Driscoll was sacked last Thursday. .

Cotterill was already known to board members at Ashton Gate after interviewing forthe job on a previous occasion. He guided his hometown club, Cheltenham, to a double promotion a over a decade ago, leading them out of the Conference and into League One within three years.

More recently, Cotterill was manager at Portsmouth and Nottingham Forest

City Vice Chair on O'Driscoll exit

Bristol City football club has sacked its head coach Sean O'Driscoll.

Since his appointment in January, the club has been relegated to league one and is now in the relegation zone.

First team coach John Pemberton will take charge of the team for this weekend's fixture trip to Preston North End.

The Vice-Chairman, Jon Lansdown, says their current position in the relegation zone is 'not acceptable.'

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