Bristol City injury update: Forward to return for Leicester clash as positive news for key duo

A full update on Bristol City’s five injured players pre-Leicester City
Tommy Conway is making positive strides to being back involved for Bristol City Picture: Michael Steele/Getty ImagesTommy Conway is making positive strides to being back involved for Bristol City Picture: Michael Steele/Getty Images
Tommy Conway is making positive strides to being back involved for Bristol City Picture: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Nigel Pearson says Andi Weimann will be in the Bristol City squad to face Leicester City on Saturday, and gave positive updates on Tommy Conway and Ross McCrorie.

Weimann has played just 26 minutes for City this campaign after struggling with a damaged tendon in his foot, but his manager confirmed in his pre-Foxes press conference that the captain will be involved on Saturday.

More welcome news for the Robins is that talented striker Conway is set to return to training in the coming weeks. The Scot was forced off after just 21 minutes with a hamstring injury in City’s Championship opener against Preston North End six weeks ago and has been recovering since.

Pearson also gave a promising update on summer signing McCrorie, who has had a frustrating time at BS3 so far and is yet to make his debut while being out with a bacterial infection.

“He’s (Conway) well on track to be back sometime in October which is great, he’s doing very very well,” the 60-year-old said.

“Ross’ surgery went very well also, so that’s a really good sign. That doesn’t mean that we get excited about his comeback date, at the moment the most important thing is that the surgery was good, and he’s very positive.”

Along with the pair, Rob Atkinson and Ayman Benarous are also sidelined with their own ACL problems. The manager gave updates on both the defender and midfielder.

Pearson continued: “Rob Atkinson’s doing very well too, and Ayman Benarous is on track, so we have a group of players who for them it’s been very difficult looking in from the outside, but they’re moving closer to hopefully what will be a positive outcome for all of them.”

The return of Kal Naismith and the introduction of summer signing Rob Dickie means Atkinson’s absence has been less problematic than once thought, while Benarous’ torrid time with injuries seems to be heading in the right direction.

The manager insisted that the 20-year-old won’t be rushed back into action, and will be utilised in the Under-21’s in order to gradually build up his match fitness.