Bristol City will be looking to end a three-match winless run when they travel to the Vitality Stadium to face top-six rivals Bournemouth tomorrow evening.
Nahki Wells’ penalty ensured that Dean Holden’s side took a point from the visit of Swansea City on Saturday but meant they’re now winless in all three of their games since the international break.
The Cherries are on a similar run but remain unbeaten since returning to the Championship and will know that a win could see them leapfrog City into the top two.
Bournemouth may have lost a few key men in the summer but Jason Tindall still has bags of talent to call on in his squad, meaning Holden will likely be looking for his best possible line up on Wednesday night.
One man he will definitely be without is Fulham loanee Alfie Mawson, who underwent surgery on a knee injury earlier today and appears to be facing a long lay-off – though the club are yet to put a timescale on his return.
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His absence, along with the fact that Nathan Baker will be missing until Christmas, means a back-three of Tomas Kalas, Taylor Moore, and Zak Vyner seems almost certain. It is understood that young duo Ryley Towler and Opi Edwards have been called into the senior squad as cover.
Elsewhere Holden has told the Bristol Post that the ever-electric Andi Weimann is questionable due to a slight knee issue, while right wing-back Steven Sessegnon will miss the game with a hamstring issue.
The Robins suffered a further setback earlier this week as it was revealed that midfield duo Liam Walsh and Joe Williams are not expected back before the end of November.
After a near-flawless start to the campaign, City have stumbled over the past 10 days but have the opportunity to bounce back and make a statement against Bournemouth tomorrow.