Following Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Nottingham Forest, City are now unbeaten at home in seven games since an opening day defeat to Leeds United.

However, having won just three of those seven games, drawing the other four and given some of the opposition we’ve faced that home record could be better than it is. Again, on Saturday we struggled badly to create anywhere near the number of chances required to give yourself a good chance of winning.

Indeed, despite enjoying a significant majority of possession (a rarity this season) City failed to have a single shot on target. We were even given a helping hand in the second half when Forest’s Ryan Yates was given a straight red card for a two-footed lunge on Hungary midfielder Adam Nagy. That meant the away side had to play-out a minimum of 34 minutes of the game with only 10 men. But, if anything, the sending off appeared to suck up some of the momentum City had built-up in the early part of the second half. The dismissal forced Forest to defend in numbers and it was a familiar story to watch City struggle to breakdown the opposition.

It is worth remembering that Forest look a solid outfit this season and will probably remain in the top half of the table, but this felt like a big opportunity missed to consolidate a play-off position.

This Saturday City are at Ashton Gate again; this time playing host to Huddersfield Town managed by the Cowley brothers (3pm). The Terriers endured an awful start to the season but have enjoyed a resurgence of sorts under the Cowleys. In particular, away from home Hudderfield have only lost one of their last four league games. This suggests they will be another tough nut to crack and City will have to do a lot better this Saturday if they are to come away with all three points.