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Posted Thursday, May 3rd 2018

Injuries spark opportunities for others - Johnson

Lee Johnson has a handful of injury problems to content with this weekend.

The curtain closes on City's season this Sunday, when Sheffield United travel to Ashton Gate (12.30pm).

While a number of first-team players look set to miss out, head coach Johnson says he could hand opportunities to some of his younger squad members.

While the play-offs are no longer possible, City and Sheffield United will go head to head with the aim of securing as high a finish in the Sky Bet Championship as possible.

And Nathan Baker, who suffered concussion in last weekend's draw with Nottingham Forest, will be one of those to miss out this Sunday.

"Yes he’s out but he’s okay," Johnson told BCTV.

"He’s still showing signs of concussion so he’ll be out for another three weeks.

"Of course that doesn’t mean much considering we’re heading into the summer. But it’s handy because we wouldn’t want him heading balls in training.

"We have more injuries, I won’t lie. We have five or six players who will miss out but it gives an opportunity to our young talent to go out there and express themselves."

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