Manager confirms return of senior player in Leeds clash v Bristol City

By Danny Wright

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has confirmed that Matty Taylor will return to action when his side welcome Leeds United to Ashton Gate on Saturday.

Taylor, 26, has been in and out of the City squad this term with an ankle injury and after missing Friday night’s draw with Burton, the senior player is set to return to the fold against the Whites this weekend.

The former Bristol Rovers forward has made six appearances across all competitions this term, scoring one goal in the process which came against Premier League side Stoke in the League Cup last month.

He will no doubt be looking to add to that tally in his side’s clash against Leeds on Saturday with Johnson making it clear that he is now in contention to feature again.

“Matty Taylor will be ready to be back in the squad after an ankle injury,” said the Bristol City manager, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon.

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Taylor’s season has been plagued by injury so far, which will no doubt be frustrating to the attacker as he played such a starring role in the senior side last term after he made his controversial move from bitter rivals Bristol Rovers.

He made 15 appearances in the Championship for City as he became more of a provider than a goalscorer alongside Tammy Abraham in attack, scoring just once but creating five goals for his team-mates.

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