Bristol City v QPR team news - 3 out and 1 doubt as Burnley man returns for Championship clash

The Robins host QPR on Saturday

Bristol City are boosted by the potential return of Scott Twine for their EFL Championship clash against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon.

Twine netted on his debut for the Robins in a 1-1 draw against Watford last month, but a quad injury has seen the Burnley loanee sidelined since then.

In his pre-QPR press conference, Liam Manning said that Twine is back in training and has the potential to be included this weekend.

The Robins have been in good form of late and have only been defeated once in six matches since the Hornets draw in mid-January.

Tuesday night’s impressive win against Southampton, who were on an unbeaten run stretching back to September, will be the standard that Manning wants from his side against QPR.

City, though, will be without several key players, including Rob Atkinson, who suffered a notable blow in his fight back to fitness after suffering an ACL injury last season.

The defender played for City’s u21s against Cardiff City earlier this week but was forced off injured, and his manager has since confirmed that Atkinson has torn his hamstring and will likely miss the remainder of the season.

Kal Naismith also featured for the u21s and got through the match in one piece, but Manning said the Scot is ‘a bit stiff’, so will likely not be risked yet, especially with Zak Vyner and Rob Dickie in such stellar form.

It’s good news for the visitors, as manager Marti Cifuentes confirmed that he will have a full squad available for the match.

Here’s the latest team news ahead of the fixture…

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