BBC journalist: 27-year-old attacker ruled out of Leeds clash v Bristol City after undergoing surgery
By Richard Parks
Bristol City striker has been ruled out of Sunday’s Championship clash against Leeds United after undergoing hernia surgery, according to a reliable journalist.
BBC Radio Leeds correspondent Adam Pope reported on his personal Twitter account on Thursday afternoon City team news ahead of the 4.30pm Elland Road kick-off this weekend.
Pope explained that defender Nathan Baker is suspended and will join Taylor on the sidelines but Bobby Reid has recovered from a knock sustained in last weekend’s 3-3 draw against Sunderland.
Front man Taylor, 27, had a successful hernia operation “but is not due back for a few weeks” in what is a blow to the visitors.
TEAM NEWS: Bristol City’s Bobby Reid has recovered from a knock sustained during the 3-3 draw with Sunderland.
Matty Taylor has had a successful hernia operation but is not due back for a few weeks.
Defender Nathan Baker will serve the last of his three-game suspension #lufc
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) February 15, 2018
Leeds also have injury and suspension concerns of their own as manager Paul Heckingbottom prepares for his first home game at the helm.
Senior trio Samuel Saiz, Liam Cooper and Gaetano Berardi serve the final game of their suspensions, while January signing Tyler Roberts is unavailable with a shin injury that is set to necessitate a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
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