SIMON Gillett is eager to repay Bristol City for presenting him with the opportunity to revive a career that was heading nowhere fast at Nottingham Forest. Left out in the cold by Forest boss Billy Davies , the former Doncaster Rovers and Southampton midfielder had scarcely kicked a ball in anger this season when then-City head coach Sean O'Driscoll took him on loan at the beginning of November. As one door closed for the 28-year-old, so another one opened and what commenced as a short-term arrangement this week became something more permanent when his loan was officially extended until the end of the season. Relieved to be playing football once more, he is grateful to new Robins manager Steve Cotterill for keeping him on and wishes to repay the faith shown in him. And he cannot think of a better way to do that than help City win their battle against relegation and retain their League One status. What is good for City, it seems, should also be good for a player whose Forest contract expires in May. Gillett said: "You could say I'm putting myself in the shop window. "This is just a loan at the moment and it is not with a view to a permanent move. "It's important to play games and show people what I can do and I'm grateful to Bristol City for giving me this opportunity. "I've really enjoyed my time at Nottingham Forest, but it is time to move on with my career and embrace a new challenge. "Hopefully, I can play a part in keeping Bristol City up this season. That is the best way I can think of to repay them for the help they have given me." " He added: "There was a bit of uncertaintyPREDICTIONS 2-1 Andy Stockhausen City will be competitive, but Wolves are in good form and will be hard to resist at home WE SAY Wolves to win 1-0 THEY SAY Tim Nash (Express & Star) Wolves should have too much firepower for a team at the wrong end of the League One table Wolves to win 1-1 FANS SAY Matt Withers: We need points out of the next two games but a trip to Molineux is always a tough ground to go to at any time Draw THE ODDS BY BETRESCUE CITY go into this clash in a good run of form, and Winner.com is offering 4/1 on the visitors heading home with all three points. A 1-0 away win is priced at 11/1 by Bet365 . Wolves are 4/6 with Stan James to win it and 7/1 with William Hill to do so 2-0. A draw would mean a decent point for City, and that outcome is priced at 14/5 by BetVictor. A final score of 1-1 is on offer at 6/1 with Bet365 . Odds supplied by www.betrescue.com . Open an account with Winner.com via betrescue and claim Pounds 25 in free bets. See betrescue.com for details. KEY PLAYER LEIGH GRIFFITHS ? DESPITE mounting speculation linking him with a possible move away from Molineux, Wolves's 13-goal top-scorer remains a key part of manager Kenny Jackett's armoury - for now. Celtic are reported to be showing an interest and Griffiths has spoken publicly of his admiration for the SPL champions. But the striker has not asked for a move and played well in the last game, a 2-0 home win over League One promotion rivals Preston. In the absence of any firm offers from potential buyers, Griffiths is expected to lead the line against Bristol City. Strong and mobile, he is an obvious threat. SPOTLIGHT WOLVES ? WOLVES boss Kenny Jackett is hoping to make one more addition to his squad before the January transfer window closes. The promotion favourites have been linked with Peterborough forward Lee Tomlin , although a deal is unlikely to be concluded before tomorrow's clash with Bristol City. Wolves may be in contention for an instant return to the Championship, but Jackett has spent all season seeking a reliable attacking partnership without success. Nouha Dicko arrived from Wigan Athletic last week and Jackett is now pursuing Tomlin, whose ability to score goals from a slightly withdrawn position attracted a bid of Pounds 2.5m from Celtic last year. Jackett stressed he doesn't expect more than one more signing this month unless Wolves suffer injuries. "We've made various bids at various times for different players, or enquiries, over the last few months," said Jackett. "I'm not going to name any individuals, unless their clubs agree a fee. But we're not at that situation with any player at present. "In this window I'd be very surprised if it's more than one addition. It would need an injury to be more." Jackett has not been afraid to ruffle feathers in his quest to unearth a winning formula and big-name players such as Kevin Doyle , Bakary Sako and Leigh Griffiths have all been left out of the starting line-up this season. But Griffiths is expected to start against City after Jackett suggested those players involved in a recent 2-0 home win over promotion rivals Preston North End had earned the right to feature in the next game. Aaron McCarey , who has deputised for injured first-choice keeper Karl Ikeme in recent weeks, has recovered from a back injury and is available to face the Robins, while midfielder Jack Price is pushing for a recall after shaking off the effects of strained knee ligaments. Matt Doherty (hamstring) and Ethan Ebanks-Landell (knee) made their comebacks in an Under-21 development fixture against Chelsea in midweek, but are unlikely to be ready for this weekend. surrounding my future up until a week or two ago and that does affect you. "Now that everything has been sorted out and I know I'm here for the next few months, I can focus fully on my football and helping City get out of trouble." City's on-going battle against the drop continues at Wolverhampton Wanderers tomorrow and few outside of Bristol will entertain the prospect of Gillett and Co causing an upset. But Gillett clearly has other ideas, having never lost a game at Molineux during his career. He revealed: "I've always done well at Wolves and was on the winning side there with Forest last season. "I've also been there with Doncaster and Southampton and cannot ever remember losing a game at Molineux. It's been a lucky ground for me down the years and I'm hoping that continues." Some of City's more inexperienced players, four of whom have yet to appear at Molineux, could certainly do worse than come to Gillett for advice. He said: "It is a game the lads should be looking forward to, not be frightened of. "Molineux is a fantastic stadium, Wolves has a great history and is a big club and they are everybody's favourites to get straight back into the Championship. "But we don't play against reputations, we play against another 11 men, and Wolves are a League One side just like us. "Instead of fearing them, we should be going there feeling up for the challenge and ready to give it our best shot. "We played quite a few teams in good form since I've been here (Orient, Rotherham , Brentford, MK Dons and Walsall among them) and been competitive in all of those games. "We're on a decent run at the moment and there is no reason why we cannot go to Wolves believing we can win the game. "Going there will be something new for some of our young players and, if they ask me, I will say 'let it inspire rather than intimidate you'. Hopefully, they will enjoy the day and rise to the challenge." Don't miss up to the second coverage at our website BRISTOLPOST.co.uk ONLINE
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