City remain unbeaten since their opening day defeat to Leeds United after a hotly contested derby draw with Swansea City at Ashton Gate. The Swans have enjoyed an impressive start to their second season back in the Championship and were joint second going into the game.

The day before the game City fans had been rocked by the news that loan striker Benik Afobe had returned to his parent club Stoke City after picking up a “freak” ACL injury in training a couple of days earlier. The injury requires surgery and will likely rule Afobe out for the season, which is a huge blow to City. He has had the injury twice before and apparently the more you get the injury the more likely it is to happen again, which means at the age of just 26 Afobe may struggle to ever return on a permanent basis. Afobe had made a great start to his City career scoring three times in six appearances and it looked like he would add some much-needed goals to the team.

Now we will have to hope that Diedhiou and Weimann stay fit and score enough goals to keep our strong form going. There is also an opportunity for the likes of Semenyo and Szmodics to step up and become first team regulars.

City looked solid against Swansea but rarely threatened, though the same could be said for the away side and in the end, it looked like both managers were happy to share the spoils.

We now have two away fixtures to look forward to. Firstly, City visit Deepdale to face Preston North End on Saturday (3pm) and then we visit Brentford’s Griffin Park on Tuesday (7.45pm) for the last time before they move into their new stadium at Kew Bridge next season. Both will be tough games but given our outstanding away record it would be nice to think we could take four points and maintain our unbeaten run.