Bristol City missed the chance to go level on points with sixth-placed Bournemouth on Wednesday following defeat at Brentford.
Zak Vyner put the Robins into an early lead, but the inform Bees responded through Sergi Canos, Ivan Toney and Saman Ghoddos, which meant that Nahki Well’s added-time strike was little more than a consolation.
But the result wasn’t the only bad news on the night for the Ashton Gate side – with manager Dean Holden confirming two major injury blows after the game in West London.
Holden told Bristol Live that Tommy Rowe and Hakeeb Adelakun are both facing further spells on the sidelines – with the latter expected to be ruled out for the remainder of the campaign.
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“Tommy Rowe is going to be longer. He’s got a tear to a ligament outside to his knee. He’s probably going to be a couple of months,” Holden admitted.
“Hakeeb’s the same, I think Hakeeb’s season is done. He’s got a fracture of his back and he’s going to be out for a while as well.”
These two setbacks are the latest in a freakishly long line of injuries for Bristol City this term, and we’ve been looking at how the Ashton Gate faithful have been reacting on Twitter to the news:
Comical club @JonLansdown resign
— Kieran Noble (@KieranNobIe) February 3, 2021
We must have the worst medical staff in the whole entire football league, where did they get there training from clown school…. Jokes aside we have to seriously look at this, can't all be just down to bad luck.
— kieren lavis (@kierenlavis) February 3, 2021
What an absolute mess the club find themselves in.
Why was no left-back bought in on TDD ?
Fans cannot help but think all the effort to recruit quality players and mangers goes into the rugby, but not the football.
Fam was also terrible tonight. His head is elsewhere.
— Raymond Pilkington (@RaymondPilking1) February 3, 2021
you actually couldn't write it😂 he played how many games at hull? comes back here and after 2 games and is out for the season..😂
— SJH (@SJH_94) February 3, 2021
I refuse to believe that there is not mismanagement of fitness behind the scenes.
This cannot be coincidental.
— Keith Farrow (@plod1956) February 4, 2021
2 games back and he’s out for the season, the sheer amount of injuries we pick up makes me wonder what the hell is going on behind the scenes
— Brad Greatrex (@bcfcbradz) February 3, 2021
For the rest of the season! I thought it was his back? This is incredible, he was not likely to have been a regular starter but yet another bench option gone.
— Graham Clapp (@gmc_63) February 3, 2021
182 matches and counting missed by players this season: What is actually going on?
— Matt Mehdi-Daley (@MatMehdiDaleySJ) February 3, 2021
This season is absolutely laughable !!
— JAMES (@JAMES96453204) February 3, 2021
Wow. Pring and adelukan come back and basically instantly get injured. Shambles.
— Eddie Waddell (@eddiesphone) February 3, 2021