TOWN remain within striking distance of the Championship play-off places despite two defeats on the road and are fancied to bounce back against Bristol City.

BetVictor make them odds-on at 20/21 to pick up three points, while the West Country strugglers are 3/1 with Stan James to make it a third straight defeat for Simon Grayson’s troops.

And it’s 5/2 (bet365) to finish all square, while Ladbrokes post 7/1 against a 1-1 scoreline, the result the last time the pair met in February 2007.

The most recent meeting in Huddersfield ended in a 2-1 Town win, and that outcome is 15/2 via bet365.

Shrewder punters might cover more results by backing Town at 11/4 with Skybet to come out on top by a one-goal margin.

Stan James offer 2/1 about a Town lead at the end of each half and Paddy Power mark 13/5 against a home success ‘to nil’, although fans should tread carefully with that wager given that the Robins have failed to score just once in nine outings despite their poor form.

With that in mind, the contest appeals at 13/20 (BetVictor) to produce three or more goals, it’s a slightly skinnier 3/5 at the same firm for both teams to score.

Meanwhile Town’s Jermaine Beckford, who has struck twice in five matches so far, is 5/1 with Stan James to break the deadlock.

Alternatively, bet365 rate Beckford at 13/10 to add to his tally at any stage.

l Odds are supplied by Betrescue.