Rotherham United v Bristol City as nine out and three doubts

Bristol City could see a change at right-back against Rotherham United. (Image: Getty Images) Bristol City could see a change at right-back against Rotherham United. (Image: Getty Images)
Bristol City could see a change at right-back against Rotherham United. (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images
Latest injury and team news ahead of the EFL Championship clash between Rotherham United and Bristol City.

Bristol City team news

George Tanner is a doubt for the trip to Rotherham after suffering an ankle injury. He was substituted nine minutes into the second-half, and on in his place came Taylor Gardner-Hickman who could be his replacement should he not be deemed fit.

'George we'll have a look at him,” said assistant coach Curtis Fleming in the pre-match press conference on Tuesday.

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“He's still a little bit sore to be fair. He's one that is desperate to play. We’ll give him right up until the last minute but he was sore and he was a little bit sore this morning. We'll see, but we've got two games and the international break so we have to be careful with some of our players.”

Republic of Ireland international Mark Sykes was also substituted at the same time of Tanner, and had a cut to his foot from a challenge, but he's expected to take part on Wednesday.

“Sykesy is okay,” he added. It was a little niggle but I'd be disappointed if that niggle kept him out of the squad for Wednesday night. He did get a kick on him in what we called a controversial penalty decision.”

Harvey Wiles-Richards was the most recent name to join the injury list, though he is the third-choice goalkeeper at the club. Former Forest Green Rovers shot-stopper Lewis Thomas was signed to provide cover to first-choice Max O’Leary, and deputee Stefan Bajic.

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Ayman Benarous and Rob Atkinson are both long-term absentees. Benarous suffered back-to-back ACL injuries, and as he made his return for the under-21’s he suffered a knock, that has had him sidelined for the last month. Atkinson, stretchered off against Sunderland meanwhile is making positive steps in his recovery.

Summer signing Ross McCrorie required surgery for an issue sustained during pre-season, and he is expected to be available to Nigel Pearson at the turn of the New Year.

Out: Ayman Benarous, Rob Atkinson, Ross McCrorie, Harvey Wiles-Richards. Doubt: George Tanner.

Rotherham United team news

Cameron Humphreys will not be available to Rotherham after undergoing surgery for an injury. He clutched his hamstring in the fixture against Preston North End, and the full extent of it means he could be out for a few months.

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Speaking to the Rotherham Advertiser, first-team manager Matt Taylor said it was 'about as serious a hamstring injury as you can get'. “The surgeon will have more of an idea on the time frame once they’ve repaired the damage. But for an injury like this we’re looking at a number of months. We wish Cam all the best."

Humphreys injury leaves Rotherham with just one recognised centre-back in former Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett. Grant Hall who has been sidelined since July could feature however after making his return to training following a hamstring complaint.

Midfielder Cafu is another who has had a hamstring injury, though like Hall he trained on Monday and there is a hope there is no affects to their first steps back towards a return.

Jamie Lindsay is closing in on a return to action following an achilles injuiry in pre-season. He could come back into the reckoning in a months time after he does some gym work and resumes training.

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Hakeem Odoffin has a hamstring problem, and is likely to be out for the double-header Rotherham have on Wednesday, and then against Southampton on Saturday.

Former Cardiff City captain Sean Morrison is missing with a calf injury. He has no specific time frame, but Rotherham will be hoping the 32-year-old can return shortly.

Shane Ferguson is a long-term absentee for the hosts. He has not featured since May, and required two operations to address a hernia problem, but is 'some way off' from making a recovery.

Out: Cameron Humphreys, Hakeem Odoffin, Jamie Lindsay, Sean Morrison and Shane Ferguson. Doubt: Cafu and Grant Hall

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