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                                                    Bristol City
                                                    Nicky Maynard (84 mins)
                                                    1-0
                                                    Swansea

                                                    The Coca-Cola Football League Championship , Apr 10, 2010
                                                    Ground: Ashton Gate , Kickoff: 15:00 , Att 14,719

                                                    Team news

                                                    Robins to keep faith with Henderson Bristol City caretaker manager Keith Millen will continue with Stephen Henderson in goal for their clash with Swansea.

                                                    Henderson made an impressive debut against Sheffield Wednesday, replacing the injured Dean Gerken who will be back before the end of the season after scans showed he has not fractured his collar bone as first feared, and will again be give a chance to impress.

                                                    Millen says he is confident Henderson can step in again for their important clash with the Swans.

                                                    "He was excellent in his debut," Millen told the club`s official website.

                                                    "We know how difficult the Swansea game will be. Paulo Sousa has done a good job without changing too much in terms of their formation. They don`t score many goals but I`m sure they will argue that the other team can`t score if they retain possession of the ball." Long-term absentees Jamie McAllister (calf), James Wilson and Jamie McCombe (both knee) remain on the sidelines.

                                                    Swansea will be without striker Lee Trundle.

                                                    The 33-year-old, who is on loan at the Liberty Stadium from the Robins, has been refused permission to play at Ashton Gate.

                                                    However, Albert Serran looks set to be back in contention after returning from a foot injury while Federico Bessone (knee), Ferrie Bodde (calf) and Jordi Lopez (ankle) remain on the sidelines.

                                                    Boss Paulo Sousa will be desperate for a win as the Swans look to extend their lead over seventh-placed Blackpool.

                                                    "I want to see my team full of intensity at Bristol on Saturday," he told the club`s official website.

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                                                    Maynard strike sinks Swans Nicky Maynard was Bristol City's hero once more as his late strike earned a 1-0 victory over Swansea.

                                                    After scoring the only goal of the game in their Easter Monday triumph at Sheffield Wednesday, Maynard tapped home from close range in the 84th minute to extend the Robins' unbeaten run under caretaker manager Keith Millen to six matches and keep their faint play-off hopes alive.

                                                    By contrast, sixth-placed Swansea are now looking anxiously over their shoulders towards Blackpool, who are just two points adrift with three games remaining.

                                                    After drawing 17 games apiece this season another stalemate appeared to be on the cards for the Robins and the Swans.

                                                    Maynard had his side's best chance of the opening period, while Swansea striker Gorka Pintado fluffed a one-on-one opportunity.

                                                    The sides seemed to be heading for their fifth goalless draw in six meetings, but Maynard had other ideas.

                                                    Swansea made three changes to the side that brushed aside Scunthorpe 3-0 on Easter Monday. Two of those were in midfield, with Darren Pratley and Andrea Orlandi consigning Mark Gower and Guillem Bauza to the bench, while Pintado replaced Shefki Kuqi in attack.

                                                    Bristol City were unchanged, with young Irish goalkeeper Stephen Henderson making his home debut.

                                                    The visitors made much of the early running, and Orlandi and Pratley combined on the edge of the Bristol box before the latter's effort was deflected wide by Paul Hartley in the third minute.

                                                    The Swans' early momentum was checked when Angel Rangel was forced off with a thigh problem, allowing Albert Serran to make his return from a three-month injury lay-off.

                                                    In the 12th minute, Robins full-back Bradley Orr burst into the penalty area to collect Jamal Campbell-Ryce's crossfield ball, only to fire high and wide.

                                                    Bristol started to play more like a side flushed with the confidence of an extended unbeaten run, and Maynard pulled narrowly wide following a 23rd-minute melee in the Swansea box.

                                                    Paulo Sousa's side responded by fashioning two inviting openings for themselves. First Orlandi's 30-yard free-kick dropped tantalisingly wide, before Pintado shot straight at Henderson when clean through on goal.

                                                    Campbell-Ryce was denied the opener shortly before the interval when Swansea keeper Dorus de Vries grasped his 20-yard drive at the second attempt.

                                                    After half-time, the game progressed serenely without incident and it was left to Robins substitute Ivan Sproule to inject some excitement when he fizzed a 67th-minute shot across the face of De Vries' goal and narrowly wide shortly after coming on.

                                                    Bristol gradually increased the pressure and broke through six minutes from time when Sproule got the better of David Edgar on the right wing before finding the unmarked Maynard, who applied the finish.

                                                    Team Line-ups

                                                    Bristol CityRating
                                                    Player rating out of ten Player name Substitution Did they score? Player's disciplinary record Rating
                                                    30 Stephen Henderson
                                                    6 Louis Carey
                                                    4 Liam Fontaine
                                                    32 Lewin Nyatanga
                                                    2 Bradley Orr
                                                    7 Marvin Elliott
                                                    11 Paul Hartley(sub 78)
                                                    14 Cole Skuse
                                                    20 Jamal Campbell-Ryce(sub 65)
                                                    31 Danny Haynes(sub 67)
                                                    10 Nicky Maynard Goal
                                                    Substitutes
                                                    13 Steve Collis
                                                    8 Lee Johnson
                                                    9 David Clarkson(sub 67)
                                                    17 Ivan Sproule(sub 65)
                                                    19 Christian Ribeiro
                                                    29 Evander Sno(sub 78)
                                                    33 Gary Sawyer
                                                    SwanseaRating
                                                    Player rating out of ten Player name Did they score? Player's disciplinary record Substitution Rating
                                                    1 Dorus De Vries
                                                    22 Angel Rangel(sub 6)
                                                    2 Ashley Williams
                                                    16 Garry Monk
                                                    43 David Edgar
                                                    12 Nathan Dyer(sub 51)
                                                    8 Darren Pratley
                                                    24 Joe Allen
                                                    10 Andrea Orlandi
                                                    49 David Cotterill(sub 76)
                                                    18 Gorka Pintado
                                                    Substitutes
                                                    17 David Cornell
                                                    11 Cedric Van der Gun(sub 51)
                                                    23 Guillem Bauza
                                                    26 Albert Serran(sub 6)
                                                    27 Mark Gower
                                                    40 Besian Idrizaj
                                                    42 Shefki Kuqi(sub 76)

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