Bannan set to bolster midfield after ban

Barry Bannan is expected to return to the starting line-up for our Sunday lunchtime Championship clash at Bristol City.

The influential midfielder was suspended for the midweek draw with West Brom but is likely to come straight back into the team against the Robins.

Josh Onomah, who replaced Bannan against the Baggies, is also fit to join the squad after leaving the field in the closing minutes on Wednesday with a facial injury.

Jordan Thorniley and Steven Fletcher will both be considerations for a place in the starting line-up after dropping to the bench for the West Brom game.

We have just one defeat in our last eight league matches while Bristol City, who are likely to include ex-Owl Jack Hunt, have gone four games without a win in the Championship.