TEAM NEWS: Sheffield Wednesday v Bristol City
Desperate for a result in today's npower Championship relegation battle against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, Bristol City boss Derek McInnes abandoned his policy of playing one striker and returned to 4-4-2.
Sam Baldock returned to partner Ryan Taylor up front as midfielders Neil Kilkenny and Stephen Pearson dropped to the bench.
And in a surprise move, on-loan centre-back Stephen McManus made a quicker-than-expected recovery from injury to partner former Middlesbrough team-mate Matthew Bates at the heart of the back four.
Liam Fontaine moved to left-back and Joe Bryan was pushed into an advanced role on the left side of midfield.
Steven Davies joined a mounting casualty list and City now have nine players ruled out by injury or illness.
Wednesday (4-4-2): Kirkland; Buxton, Taylor, Llera, Helan; Johnson, Prutton, Lines, Antonio; McCabe , Madine. Subs: Bywater (gk), Lee, Mattock, Mayor, McCabe, Rodri, McGuire.
City (4-4-2): Heaton; Foster, Bates, McManus, Fontaine; Adomah, Elliott, Danns, Bryan; Baldock, Taylor. Subs: Anderson, Kilkenny, Pearson, D Wilson, M Wilson, Reid, Gerken (gk).
Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)