Hull City v Bristol City injury news as six ruled out and two doubts

Latest injury news ahead of Hull City v Bristol City in the EFL Championship.
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Bristol City will assess Andi Weimann ahead of their trip to Hull City on Friday night.

The 32-year-old has missed the Robins’ last three matches after dealing with plantar fasciitis. He was substituted off against Preston on the opening day, but is now closing in on a return to action.

Weimann saw a specialist in London last week and played for City’s U21’s in midweek in a bid to help with his fitness. He could at least be in contention for the bench but Nigel Pearson will assess him over the next two days of training before making his final decision.

The same can’t be said for Ross McCrorie however who has no definite return date. It was suggested he may require surgery and that means a longer wait for his debut. Taylor Gardner-Hickman has been brought in on a season-long loan from West Brom and could make his debut.

Tommy Conway and Rob Atkinson are long-term absentees meanwhile, and will not be in contention for the next few months. Conway suffered a hamstring injury which will keep him out for three months whilst Atkinson is still continuing his recovery from an ACL injury sustained against Sunderland in February.

Ayman Benarous like Atkinson has been dealing with an ACL injury, and suffered two of them back-to-back. He was closing in on a return but suffered a slight set back and has not been playing for the Under-21’s recently.

In non-injury related news, a change in defence will have to take place because of Rob Dickie’s suspension. He was given two yellow cards in the 2-0 defeat to Birmingham City last Saturday.

As for the hosts, Hull are expected to be boosted by the return of two players on Friday. Ruben Vinagre and Allahyar Sayyadmanesh should be in the squad after both recovering from their injuries.

Vinagre had a thigh strain whist Sayyadmanesh had a calf problem, but got through training unscathed last week and now have a few more days of training under this belt.

Two guaranteed absentees though are Greg Docherty and Dogukan Sinik. The Scotland midfielder is recovering from a knee ligament strain in pre-season, whilst Sinik suffered a setback in his recovery.

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