Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

You Could Buy Bristol City Side for Price of Darmian!

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

You Could Buy Bristol City Side for Price of Darmian!

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BRISTOL City will look to bridge a huge gulf in resources when they welcome United to Ashton Gate tonight.

City lie third in the Championship, four points outside the automatic promotion places and with their sights fixed on the big time - but the comparison between the two squads spells out the task facing them.

And, while United may not field a first-choice line-up in a competition in which they have typically made changes, City are without a couple of key players in record signing Famara Diedhiou and Republic of Ireland winger Callum O'Dowda.

That leaves defenders Bailey Wright and Hordur Magnusson as the only players with international experience in the Robins' likely lineup. And without £5.3m Senegal forward Diedhiou, as well as £1m-plus signing O'Dowda, manager Lee Johnson is likely to choose from a squad of players signed for fees totalling around £11. …

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