Bristol City will still harbour ambitions of getting back into the play-off mix when they make the trip to high-flying Sheffield United at the weekend, in their first action following the latest international break.
Robins manager Lee Johnson has received a boost ahead of the game with the news that winger Callum O’Dowda is not as seriously injured as had previously been thought, having returned to the club from international duty for treatment.
In a tweet from Bristol Post sports journalist Gregor MacGregor it is suggested that O’Dowda’s knee injury is ‘nothing to worry about’ ahead of the Blades clash at the weekend.
So what are the chances of City making the top six, now O’Dowda looks like he will be available?
“They’ve got a great chance.
“Without O’Dowda, I feared their chance had gone, but his injury boost has come at the best possible time for the Robins.
“His creativity will keep them in the hunt for a top six finish.”
“I don’t think they will.
“Only because I can see Villa doing it.
“If Boro collapse, who knows.
“It’s a great achievement for Lee Johnson’s side to still be up there.”
“I think even with O’Dowda they are fighting an uphill battle.
“They have been magnificent all season to be in the position they find themselves in, but I think experience will dictate and come the end of the season they will fall just short.
“Keeping their squad next year will allow them to improve on the back of the experience this term and go again.”