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City Wait On Injury Concerns

City are waiting on a number of injury concerns before team selection can be nailed down for the visit of Barnsley to Ashton Gate tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm).

Strikers Aaron Wilbraham (knee) and Milan Djuric (abdominal) are both doubts, while Mark Little (hamstring) and Gary O’Neil (hamstring) are also struggling to be fit to face the Tykes.

Speaking at his weekly press conference, head coach Lee Johnson also hinted at other “niggling” injury concerns in the camp.

He told Bristol City Player HD: “Aaron Wilbraham has had a scan on his knee. He opened up his medial ligament and it’s a grade one, so it should be between four to five days and two weeks.

“Milan Djuric returned to training and had a slight setback, feeling a pain in his abdomen, so we’ll have to see how it settles down.

“Mark Little came off against Blackburn Rovers after feeling tightness in his hamstring after playing twice in four days.

“As for Gary O’Neil, he’s probably 50/50. We could push him if we needed to, but this one might come too early for him.

“We’ve got a few other niggles in the camp which we need to assess as well.”

Asked about attacking options if, as expected, Wilbraham and Djuric are unavailable, Johnson replied: “We’ve got Jamie Paterson, Lee Tomlin and Bobby Reid who can all play in behind the striker if needed, so we’ll be ok.”

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