Bristol City V Reading at Ashton Gate : Match Preview

01 January 2017 01:34
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Bristol City hit by injuries ahead of Reading clash

Bristol City have several fitness concerns ahead of their Sky Bet Championship clash with Reading.

Iceland defender Hordur Magnusson looks like missing the game at Ashton Gate after suffering a hamstring injury in Friday night's 2-1 defeat away to Ipswich.

Adam Matthews (hamstring) could also miss out again, while Gary O'Neil continues to be absent with a torn calf muscle.

Midfielder Korey Smith hopes to back after illness, but back-up goalkeeper Ivan Lucic remains doubtful after suffering a minor back injury in training.

Jordan Obita could return to the Reading starting line-up.

The defender was named on the bench for Friday's clash with Fulham - which was abandoned at half-time due to fog - having missed the previous two games through injury.

Midfielder Stephen Quinn (knee) and striker Deniss Rakels (ankle) remain sidelined for the Royals.

Skipper Paul McShane is also pushing for a start after he dropped to the bench against Fulham.

Source: PAR