Korey Smith and Adam Matthews are out of Bristol City's big Championship clash against Cardiff City this weekend. But goalkeeper Frank Fielding could recover from a recurrence of a groin injury in time to face the Bluebirds in Saturday's noon kick-off at Ashton Gate.
Mark Ashton and Lee Johnson have spoken openly of their intention to further add to Bristol City's squad during January. The Robins have already recruited Jens Hegeler, Milan Djuric and Bailey Wright, and are in the market for more new players this month.
It is the second week of the January transfer window and Bristol City have made three signings so far but they have confirmed they are after more. Jens Hegeler, Milan Djuric and Bailey Wright were all signed by the Robins last week. Now the club's chief operating officer Mark Ashton has confirmed there is still more business to come with potential for more signings to take place at BS3 before the month is up.
Paul-Arnold Garita could close to extending his loan deal with Plymouth Argyle following comments from his parent club's manager Lee Johnson. The Bristol City boss has admitted that it is likely that Garita will remain with Argyle, with his loan deal expiring at the beginning of next week.
Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson has already been on the phone to dad Gary to say he wants striker Diego De Girolamo back from his loan stint at Cheltenham. It unsurprising the father and son duo have been discussing the 20-year-old overnight after he scored a stunning hat-trick for the Gloucestershire Robins against Leicester City last night. The League Two side thrashed the Premier League Champions' Under-21s 6-1 at the LCI Rail Stadium in their Checkatrade Trophy clash. The Italy Under-20 international stunned less than two weeks after he joined Cheltenham on loan for the remainder of the season. Luckily for Cheltenham it appears the most recent chat between Gary and Lee on De Girolamo was slightly on the jokey side.