The view from Staffordshire ahead of the next Championship clash
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Bristol City are hoping to inflict back-to-back home defeats on Stoke City on Saturday as they travel to the Bet 365 Stadium aiming to make it six games unbeaten in the league.
Nathan Jones' side were humbled 0-3 by Leeds United last time out and now the Robins head to Staffordshire to see if they can replicate the 0-2 New Year's Day victory that effectively ended Gary Rowett's short-lived reign at the Bet365 Stadium.
In a tale of two Cities, it's one draw and five losses so far in the league for the home side. And just one defeat, two draws and three wins for the visitors this season.
Ahead of Saturday's game we spoke to local reporter Martin Spinks for the inside line on the next opposition.
Why's it not happening for Stoke City yet and are there signs that the form could turn soon?
No, there are no evident signs that it's about to turn, but we live in hope.
As to why it's gone so horribly wrong so far this season, in a nutshell either the personnel or system, or both, just haven't gelled, despite yet more investment during the summer, while individual errors by the likes of Jack Butland, especially, have proved very costly.
And the pre-season injury to skipper Ryan Shawcross hasn't helped the stability of a side that has routinely seen half the outfield team changed from game to game in recent weeks.
Is Nathan Jones under pressure or has he been given full confidence?
He is under extreme pressure and he knows it. He has wonderful owners behind him who are desperate for him to succeed, but results cannot continue the way they are and that league table is already sending a huge shudder down the spine of those who were laughing off the possibility of relegation not so long ago.
Benik Afobe is doing pretty well at Bristol City. How come things didn't work out at the Potters? And Ashley Williams?
Benik Afobe would probably argue he was the victim of a club on a downward spiral, but he didn't do himself any favours with performances and was threatening to become a scapegoat among fans had he remained.
Ashley Williams actually did okay once he recovered from a shaky start and you certainly wouldn't point a finger at him for last season's failings.
Suggested Stoke team for Sat? Any injury news?
Trying to second guess the manager's starting 11 is a mug's game after all the changes in recent matches, but hopefully that leaves Lee Johnson guessing too.
We are waiting for confirmation that Jack Butland, who'd been dropped anyway, has fully recovered from a groin injury and is in shape to challenge Adam Federici for his place between the sticks again.
Nick Powell has been missing since the first game of the season, but is believed to be on the road to recovery after a calf injury of some sort.
Predicted score and how it might go?
The doom mongers at this end - and there are plenty as you might imagine - will probably anticipate something like a repeat of the New Year's Day scoreline when Bristol City's 2-0 win effectively cooked Gary Rowett's goose, even though he survived until the FA Cup tie at Shrewsbury a few days later.
But let's anticipate that the two-week break has done everyone some good up here and that Stoke get off to a flyer and actually keep a clean sheet.
So a somewhat optimistic 1-0 home win.