Bristol City v West Brom injury news as 7 out and 3 doubts
Latest injury news ahead of Bristol City vs West Brom in the EFL Championship.
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The Baggies suffered a 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield Town before the international break, meanwhile Bristol City claimed a 2-1 win over Swansea City. The Robins currently sit eighth in the Championship standings and they could go as high as fifth should results go in their favour.
Carlos Corberan's men are just a point off of Bristol City however and given the early nature of the season, a win for them could get them into the top six.
Here we take a look at the injury and team news of both West Brom and Bristol City ahead of their clash this weekend, which kicks-off in the West Country at 3.00 pm.
West Brom team news
Adam Reach is a confirmed absentee having suffered an injury during pre-season. He has undergone surgery for a quad injury, and that has him out until at least December, with a return to action likely to be in the New Year.
Daryl Dike is another player that won't be available for some time, having suffered an achilles injury against Stoke earlier this year. He went to the United States to rehabilitate, and could return either in November or December.
Martin Kelly's return date is yet unspecified, but he was meant to return back for first-team training in August. Kelly suffered his injury whilst on loan at Wigan Athletic, but no further information has come out about his availability.
In a welcomed boost, Grady Diangana made his first appearance of the season when he come on against Huddersfield. He injured the ligaments in his foot towards the end of last season, but came on as a substitute. He has now had almost a fortnight to get up to speed and push for a first start.
Out: Adam Reach, Daryl Dike and Martin Kelly.
Bristol City team news
Nigel Pearson has a few players that have been ruled out for the next few months. Ross McCrorie hasn’t played a game for the hosts yet and he won’t be available for selection until the New Year after he was told he would need surgery to address a bacterial infection.
Last season’s top scorer Tommy Conway is unavailable for selection, as he has suffered a hamstring injury. Conway scored 12 goals last term, but has been dealt his second hamstring issue of the year.
Centre-back Rob Atkinson meanwhile is recovering from an ACL injury he sustained against Sunderland in February. He will begin training in November, and will target a return towards the end of the year.
Former Aston Villa striker Andi Weimann meanwhile is a doubt, as he deals with plantar facilitis. He was substituted against Preston in their opening league fixture and having tried to return against Hull City, he was brought off after just a couple of minutes.
It has not yet been revealed yet what the official tance is, but Taylor Gardner-Hickman may not feature for Bristol City, given he is on loan from West Brom. A deal is in place for Bristol City to sign him permanently, but the likelihood is that he will have to sit this one out as his loan and parent club battle it out.
Midfielder Ayman Benarous meanwhile has been ruled out. The 20-year-old suffered two consecutive ACL injuries and was did not play a single game for Bristol in the 2022/23 season.
Out: McCrorie, Conway, Atkinson, Benarous. Doubtful: Gardner-Hickman, Weimann.