Nigel Pearson issues Bristol City injury update ahead of Middlesbrough clash

Nigel Pearson gave an update on Bristol City’s injuries. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)Nigel Pearson gave an update on Bristol City’s injuries. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Nigel Pearson gave an update on Bristol City’s injuries. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Bristol City could have two players doubtful for their home clash with Middlesbrough at Ashton Gate.

​​Omar Taylor-Clarke and Tommy Conway will be assessed ahead of Bristol City’s clash with Middlesbrough at Ashton Gate.

The academy pair were substituted in the Robins’ 2-1 win over Stoke City on Good Friday. Taylor-Clarke came off in the 20th minute whilst Conway came off at the half-time break.

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Taylor-Clarke’s issue was a tight calf and he was replaced by Andy King, with an early ending to his game. Scotland Under-21 international Conway was always due to come off but was seen with an ice pack when he took his place on the substitutes bench.

Issuing an injury update, Pearson said to BBC Radio Bristol: “Tommy got a really heavy knock, he was coming off at half-time anyway. We had that discussion anyway.

“The only thing that might have changed is if he was struggling I would have taken him off before half-time but he was okay to finish the half.

“Omar has got a tight calf so we’ll have to see how that is we don’t know. We just tried to take him off as soon as possible just to make sure we minimalise the damage and hopefully, he’ll be okay.”

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Player-coach Andy King, who is out of contract at the end of the season, replaced Taylor-Clarke and delivered a good performance. King - who has put his hamstring problems behind him this campaign - had started four of the last five games and could start if Taylor-Clarke does not recover in time.

Pearson added: “Andy King when he went on showed his experience and did very well. Those players we’ll see how they are.

“It’s always when there is a quick turnaround it’s not as quick as turnaround some of the festive periods but I suppose it’s a Saturday-Tuesday sort of thing.

“We’ll see how they are and hopefully, we can enjoy the challenge of playing one of the top sides in the league.”

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