Head-to-Head

Head-to-Head: Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) vs David Nugent (Middlesbrough)
15th January 2016

Since Bristol City beat Middlesbrough 1-0 at the Riverside Stadium in August, it looked like the Robins’ disappointing start to life in the second-tier had taken a positive turn.

However, since then, Boro have hit form and are now five points clear at the top of the division after winning eight of their last nine matches, while City have continued to struggle and sit two points adrift of safety.

The two meet at Ashton Gate on Saturday and it is hard to predict anything but another win for Aitor Karanka’s side. However, the Ashton Gate club, who have just sacked manager Steve Cotterill, have beaten the current Championship leaders in each of the three last encounters.

If they are to cause a shock and make that four on the bounce, top scorer Jonathan Kodjia will have to be on top form.

The Frenchman been a bright spark in a dull season for City, scoring 10 goals in all competitions in a side which has won just four times.

For the team from the Riverside, David Nugent hasn’t been as prolific for Boro, scoring five since his summer move from Leicester, but has been just as important in leading the table toppers’ attack

Here’s how the two match-up this season ahead of Saturday’s clash in the West Country…..

Jonathan Kodjia
  • Club:
    Bristol City
fact file
  • Position:
    Forward
  • Height:
    1.89m
  • Birth Date:
    October 10, 1989
  • Birth Place:
    Saint-Denis, France
  • Clubs:
    Reims, Cherbourg (loan), Amiens (loan), Caen (loan), Caen B (loan, Angers, Bristol City
what he says
"He has pace, power and knows where the net is. The great thing about him is he scores all sorts of different goals." – Luke Ayling, Bristol City defender.
did you know
Jonathan Kodjia has scored 38% of Bristol City's goals so far this campaign.
Jonathan Kodjia
  • Games:
    23
  • Goals:
    8
  • Assists:
    2
  • Key passes:
    20
  • Shot accuracy:
    44%
  • Pass accuracy:
    77%
  • Goals per 90 mins:
    0.35
  • Take ons:
    24
David Nugent
  • Club:
    Middlesbrough
fact file
  • Position:
    Forward
  • Height:
    1.80m
  • Birth Date:
    May 2, 1985
  • Birth Place:
    Huyton, England
  • Clubs:
    Bury, Preston North End, Portsmouth, Burnley (loan), Leicester City, Middlesbrough
  • International:
    England (1 cap, 1 goal)
what he says
"He is perfect for our style of play." - Aitor Karanka, Middlesbrough Boss.
did you know
David Nugent is one of only six players to have played and scored for England once. The others are Francis Jeffers, Paul Goddard, Bill Nicholson, Danny Wallace and Tony Kay.
David Nugent
  • Games:
    19
  • Goals:
    5
  • Assists:
    5
  • Key passes:
    25
  • Shot accuracy:
    40%
  • Pass accuracy:
    73%
  • Goals per 90 mins:
    0.26
  • Take ons:
    4
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