Bristol City v West Brom injury news: Eight out & three doubts after Andi Weimann update

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Latest injury news for both Bristol City and West Brom for their FA Cup clash

Bristol City turn their attention to the FA Cup as they welcome West Brom to Ashton Gate for the second time in a month for their fourth round clash.

As a reward for beating Swansea City in extra-time, the Robins will play their Championship rivals for a third time this season, following a victory and a defeat in the previous two clashes. Goals from Joe Williams and Nahki Wells gave City the win over the Baggies in October, but when they came to the West Country, Matt Phillips and Brandon Thomas-Asante scored to give the Midlands side a Boxing Day victory.

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In the last full week of the January transfer window, things have sped up dramatically for City, who have parted ways with Antoine Semenyo after Bournemouth met their valuation for the 22-year-old. City are looking at transfer targets but nothing is imminent enough for them to come straight in and make their debut tomorrow. As for West Brom, no new faces have arrived, but they have let Quevin Casto and Zac Ashworth go to Gateshead and Burton Albion.

As well as the prospect of transfers, there are also injuries to contend with both teams without a few players. Here is the latest injury news for both Bristol City and their opponents West Brom.

Bristol City team news

The departure of Semenyo comes at a bad time given that Tommy Conway could be out for the next ten weeks. Conway sustained a hamstring tendon injury against Swansea City, and that could have him out until March. Andi Weimann suffered a hamstring issue in the same game and it is ‘unlikely’ that he will play a part in the game.

One or two new faces could appear in the match-day squad admitted Pearson given the lack of forward options, with Sebastian Palmer-Houlden a like minded replacement for Conway and Weimann. Palmer-Houlden scored a penalty against Newcastle United’s Under-21’s in midweek.

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Nikita Haikin joined earlier this week on a free transfer after his contract at Bodo/Glimt came to an end. He replaced Dan Bentley who joined Wolverhampton Wanderers for a nominal fee. Despite Haikin’s arrival, Max O’Leary is expected to start.

Tomas Kalas was named as a substitute last week and did not play against Newcastle on Tuesday, and so he could at least be named on the bench. Kane Wilson remains sidelined after a knee injury he sustained in October, but is back on the training ground and could return in the next fortnight. Ayman Benarous is ruled out for the remainder of the campaign with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Despite being short on attacking options, Chris Martin has failed to make the substitutes bench over the last month, and Timm Klose has had the same problem. Both players are seemingly available for transfer but no interest has been acted on yet, despite that they are unlikely to feature in the match-day squad.

Left-back Cameron Pring is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in both matches against Swansea City. Jay Dasilva is likely to replace him.

West Brom team news

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The Baggies will be without Matt Phillips for the next three months after he underwent a scan for a quad injury that turned out to be worse than initially thought. Kyle Bartley is set to miss the match after not featuring since the return of Championship football in December. He, like Phillips, has a quad injury, and will feature for their Under-21’s tonight, but that should rule him out for Saturday’s clash.

Kean Bryan suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in November, which was another major setback after dealing with another severe injury. Bryan might return in February, but it might not be worth the risk. John Swift has rolled his ankle in training which makes him unavailable.

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