Bristol City boss Dean Holden has confirmed that he will be without five players, including Liam Walsh and Joe Williams, for the next few months.
Dean Holden says he's not expecting any of #BristolCity's longer-term injured players – Mawson, Baker, Walsh, Williams, Sessegnon – back before Christmas. "I'd be surprised if they were back in this next batch of games."
— Gregor MacGregor (@GeeMacGee) November 24, 2020
The Robins have enjoyed a strong start to the season, and they currently sit third ahead of a big game against Watford tomorrow night.
That has been all the more impressive when you consider the injuries that Holden has had to deal with. Andi Weimann is out for the long-term, whilst Alfie Mawson, Steven Sessegnon and Nathan Baker are out for relatively lengthy periods.
There has been confusion surrounding Williams and Walsh though, with the duo not featuring recently, even though they should have returned by now. And, speaking to Bristol Live, Holden admitted the pair have had set-backs, and they will not be back until the New Year.
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Despite that, many Bristol City fans weren’t convinced by the update. Here we look at some of the comments following Holden’s update…
Can the club let us know hat has gone wrong with Walsh and Williams? Both were supposed to play a big part of the push towards a playoff/promotion spot
— Arn Davidson (@ArniedBS3) November 24, 2020
Something odd happening with Williams and Walsh
— Bristol City FC Supporters Page (@BCFC_Supporters) November 24, 2020
Why did we sign Williams when he had a long term injury? Mystery to me.
— Pete Checketts 🏴🇬🇧 (@sgred06) November 24, 2020
Dont think walsh will ever kick a ball for city again and williams bought whilst injured took a massive gamble which is not paying divedends.
— Robinfynn1954@hotmail.co.uk (@Robinfynn1954h1) November 24, 2020
Can you get more information on Walsh and Williams it seems very very strange
— “ (@bcfc_webb) November 24, 2020
Mawson, Baker and Sessegnon are expected although would’ve been nice to have Baker back earlier but guess it’s good Mawson isn’t as bad as first feared. But there’s got to be something going on with Walsh and Williams as they were in training videos not long ago. #BristolCity https://t.co/WE3DFQLYo7
— Charlie (@CharlieN2001) November 24, 2020
Walsh and Williams have moved into the long-term category. Not good news 🙄😟 https://t.co/zq8xBAR3E0
— The Exiled Robin (@TheExiledRobin) November 24, 2020