Former Bristol City star to miss Ashton Gate reunion due to injury

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An injury has meant that one former Bristol City player won’t be back at Ashton Gate to haunt his former club.

Former Bristol City midfielder Kasey Palmer is likely to miss out on a return to Ashton Gate with Coventry City this weekend.

Palmer was on the books of the Robins from 2019 to 2022, but was sold to the Sky Blues in the summer of 2022 for an undisclosed nominal fee. The 26-year-old ended up being part of the Coventry side that got to within 90 minutes of Premier Leaguefootball, losing to Luton Town on penalties.

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He has missed the last four matches, and is one of several Coventry players that are dealing with injury problems. It was reported at the end of September that he was dealing with a thigh muscle problem, and that has ruled him out of making a return against Bristol City. The Jamaica international is out for up to eight weeks with an adductor muscle injury, and that would rule him out until mid-November, when the next international break is.

Palmer spent three-and-a-half seasons as a player at City, and made 62 appearances in total, scoring six goals and registering seven assists. He fell out of favour under Nigel Pearson, and was limited to just eight appearances in his final full season in the West Country. He was not included in a match-day squad from January onwards, with the likes of Andi Weimann and Alex Scott preferred ahead of him.

One former Robin may be ruled out with injury, but one player that could line up against his former employers is Jay Dasiva. The 25-year-old received a contract offer from City this summer, but he opted for a move to the Midlands, having been strongly linked with a move there in January.

Cameron Pring displaced him, and following the move to Coventry he has been their first-choice left-back. He has played in all 11 of their league games, and got an assist in the 3-2 defeat against Cardiff City in mid-September.

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