Football - Stead set for City start

Bristol City striker Jon Stead is set to make his first start for the club for over a month when he returns to Portman Road this weekend.

The 29-year-old, who scored 20 goals for the Tractor Boys between 2008 and 2010, was introduced as a second-half substitute against Derby last weekend having recovered from a thigh injury and he is now set to replace Ryan Taylor in the starting line-up.

The former Rotherham forward has a thigh injury and is expected to miss out along with Liverpool loanee Danny Wilson, who tweaked a hamstring in training.

There is better news for manager Derek McInnes on the injury front with Cole Skuse back in training after six weeks out with a fractured cheekbone and Greg Cunningham moving closer to a start after making his long-awaited return from an ankle injury last week.

Defensive duo Lewin Nyatanga and Louis Carey are both back in contention to face the side just one place above them in the npower Championship.