Swansea City v Bristol City injury latest as 9 ruled out and 1 doubt

Bristol City face a trip to South Wales in their last match before the international break
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Nigel Pearson could welcome back at least one unnamed player to his Bristol City side for their clash with Swansea City.

The 59-year-old posted a positive injury update and said they ‘may’ get somebody back for the game. The Robins are going through an injury crisis at the moment with the small squad being stretched to the limit.

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Midfielder Matty James has missed the last two matches with an ankle injury and could be who Pearson is alluding to for availability. He managed to play on against Huddersfield Town when being on the receiving end of a challenge that impacted him.

"We should have another three back after the international break which is good for us," he said to the club’s official media channel Robins TV.

"We’ll see whether we get somebody back for this game. We may get somebody back. "The likes of Matty James, Kal Naismith, and Tommy Conway, should be available after the break," said Pearson in a positive update.

"It’s positive and hopefully Tomas Kalas will be making more progress. It will be an encouragement for us too. It comes as a decent time for us, but we want to finish these group of games with a good result. "

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Kal Naismith and Tommy Conway could return after the international break after long layoffs. Naismith has been out since early February with a calf problem, which affected him in the first part of the campaign. Conway suffered a hamstring tendon injury against Swansea City in January, and if not Sunday, both he and Naismith should return after the break.

Joe Williams and Rob Atkinson are ruled out for the rest of the season with hamstring and knee issues. Ayman Benarous has not played a single minute this season because of an ACL injury. Tomas Kalas will miss out on a trip to South Wales with a groin problem.

As for Swansea City, Russell Martin says that Oli Cooper is available for selection. Cooper - uncapped for the Welsh national team - was forced off last week with a knock and missed the defeat to Millwall.

Ollie Cooper is back which is great news, but I think that’s it to update you on,” said Martin to Swansea’s official club website. Joe will be back after the international break so he’s progressing well.”

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The Swans will be without Joe Allen, who will return after the international break. Goalkeeper Steven Benda however is a long-term absentee and will miss the remainder of the campaign. Jay Fulton and Joel Latibeaudiere are both absent through suspension. They accumulated 10 yellow cards for the season, something which Alex Scott was able to avoid.

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