West Ham v Bristol City injury news as 7 out and 4 doubts for FA Cup clash

Bristol City travel to the London Stadium on Sunday
Mark Sykes will miss the Robins' FA Cup matchMark Sykes will miss the Robins' FA Cup match
Mark Sykes will miss the Robins' FA Cup match

Bristol City will be eager to avenge their late defeat to Millwall when they travel to face West Ham in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

The Robins conceded in the 92nd minute against the Lions, which leaves Liam Manning's side in search of a first win in 2024.

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City have been facing multiple injury troubles this season, notably in the centre-back position, and will have several players unavailable for the match at the London Stadium.

Manning confirmed in his pre-Hammers press conference that Mark Sykes will be out for the clash with a hamstring problem, while the fixture comes too soon for both Ross McCrorie and Haydon Roberts who are getting closer.

Kal Naismith will also be out along with Rob Atkinson and Ayman Benarous, but veteran midfielder Andy King returned to the City squad against Millwall and will be in contention to feature against the Hammers.

Likewise, West Ham will be without several key operators through injury, as well as having players representing their countries at the African Cup of Nations.

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Striker Michael Antonio has been absent since mid-November with a knee problem but could make a return against the Robins on Sunday, while Kurt Zouma and Lucas Paqueta will face late fitness tests after struggling with knee injuries of their own.

Vladimir Coufal is another who will be assessed after he missed the Hammers' draw against Brighton through illness.

A big miss for David Moyes' side will be Mohammed Kudus, who is representing Ghana at the African Cup of Nations, as well as Nayef Aguerd who is on duty for Algeria.

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