Bristol City injury news as Tommy Conway set to start on bench for clash v Leeds United
Tommy Conway will start from the bench for Bristol City when they face Leeds United on Saturday 7 October, as the “quality” striker returns from injury, according to Bristol Live.
The newspaper reported via its website on Thursday (5 October) that the striker won’t feature from the start at Elland Road despite scoring twice from the bench in the Robins’ 2-1 win over Rotherham United on Wednesday (4 October) evening.
Bristol City have had a mixed start to the season so far, but have impressed when playing away from home, winning three of their matches on the road and only tasting defeat once, but their hero from the New York Stadium won’t be ready to start against Daniel Farke’s side on Saturday.
Discussing the forward, Nigel Pearson said: “He’s on his way to being back, and certainly he arrived with two great finishes but for people who may be clamouring for him to start, I’m afraid they will be disappointed.
“He’s got to be eased back in with his exposure but that’s clear he’s match fit in terms of his sharpness. Those two goals were absolute quality.”
Leeds should be coming into their clash with Bristol City full of quality regardless of who the Robins have fit for the match, as these are the sort of games they need to be winning to ensure that they return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
The last time they faced the Robins in the Championship, the Whites managed to win both games under Marcelo Bielsa, including a 1-0 win at Elland Road and a 3-1 thrashing on the opening day at Ashton Gate. Bristol City haven’t beaten United at Elland Road since 1979.
There is plenty of attacking talent in Pearson’s side even without Conway, but the Scottish youth international is arguably the best finisher in the visitor’s squad, his two goals against Rotherham came from an expected goals of 0.3 [Fotmob].
Farke will be hoping the attacking resources at his disposal possess more than enough quality to test Pearson’s defence and ensure that Leeds United head into the international break with three points under their belt and back-to-back home wins.
In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has reported that the Whites were never sure Tyler Adams would pass a medical this summer