Andi Weimann hands Bristol City injury boost as Huddersfield close in on manager

Last season’s Player of the Season doesn’t look to have suffered anything serious whilst away on international duty
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Andi Weimann looks set to play a part for Bristol City at the weekend after injury fears were put at ease.

The 31-year-old was substituted on Thursday early in the second-half for Austria with an injury feared. He did not play a part in their 3-1 defeat to Croatia which confirmed their relegation, consigning them to League B along with England and Wales.

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Ralf Rangick revealed he had a leg injury over the weekend, and during the warm-up, he could be seen with strapping on his knee. The news is that it is not as serious as thought and it is likely that he will not miss any games for the Robins.

Reported by BristolLive, it is their understanding is that there was some swelling to his leg and he did not play against Croatia as a precaution. The exact issue has not been revealed but he has returned to the High Performance Centre and will train as normal.

They added that City’s physio team will make their own assessment before Saturday’s match with Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

First-team manager Nigel Pearson is likely to clarify the situation in his pre-match press conference on Thursday.

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Weimann has missed just one match this season, which was the Carabao Cup win over Wycombe Wanderers. He has got eight goal contributions this season with four goals and four assists across all competitions.

Wells at the Gate

Nahki Wells wasn’t on international duty in the last week, because Bermuda do not play until the next international period after the World Cup, which is in March.

Making the most of his spare time, he was at the Gate this weekend and took in the Women’s game between City and Southampton, which ended in a 1-1 draw after Ffion Morgan’s goal was cancelled out.

Ex-City strikers reunite at Circus

Famara Diédhiou and Bobby Decordova-Reid were seen pictured together last week at Cabot Circus.

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Diedhiou wasn’t included in Senegal’s squad for their friendlies against Bolivia and Iran and so returned to Bristol.

Decordova-Reid, who left in 2018, and is now in the Premier League with Fulham.

Championship appointments

Elsewhere in the Championship, Watford today confirmed the sacking of Rob Edwards and the appointment of Slaven Bilic in a 15-minute spell.

Bilic was appointed shortly after Edwards’ departure and was given an 18-month contract.

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Huddersfield Town are closing in on their own managerial appointment with Mark Fotherham set to be the next man in the John Smith’s hot seat.

Football Insider have reported that the Hertha Berlin assistant coach will become their new boss, replacing Danny Schofield.

He had been working as assistant to former Fulham boss Felix Magath at Hertha.

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