Lee Johnson has given an injury update ahead of his Bristol City side’s trip to Brentford on Wednesday night.
Tomas Kalas has been out for a number of matches after picking up an injury in late August, whilst Adam Nagy hasn’t quite recovered from a knock that he picked up before the last international break.
Both are set to be crucial players ahead of the Robins’ push for the Premier League and Johnson will be hoping that they can return as soon as possible.
His side were in a tough game at Deepdale on Saturday and the quick turnaround sees his side take on a rejuvenated Brentford side in the week.
Johnson has given an update on both injuries and when both are likely to return to the squad.
Speaking to the Bristol Post on Kalas’ injury, Johnson said: “He’s not close to [playing in] the Brentford match.
“If everything goes to plan, Tomas will work really hard and be integrated in that second week of international break, ready for the Luton game (on October 19, after the international break).
“But we’ve got to be careful with that – we cannot risk that happening again. It would be soul destroying if it does.”
On Adam Nagy, Johnson said: “Realistically I think it would be after [the international break for Adam Nagy to start for Bristol City again].
“But I’m not saying that we couldn’t make use of him in the Reading game. We’ll have to see what goes on and how the walking wounded are.”
Both have the potential to be completely season defining for the Robins in the coming months. Already this season Nagy has shown his outstanding qualities and the quicker he’s back the better for Johnson and his side.
Kalas was bought for a club record fee and is a massive player for the side. He’ll want to come in and steady the ship defensively, especially after the Robins conceded three goals on Saturday.
Johnson will believe that his side can stay near the top of the Championship, but he needs his key players to remain injury free if they’re to have any chance at promotion this season.