Bristol City have been handed a major boost ahead of tomorrow night’s clash at Ashton Gate versus newly-promoted Plymouth Argyle as Andreas Weimann is set to return to the squad.
The Austrian centre-forward has not featured for the Robins since the end of August, having been taken off during a 1-1 draw with Hull City at the MKM Stadium on August 25th. The injury was a recurring heel problem.
Weimann did resume training a few days prior to Bristol City’s goalless draw at home to West Bromwich Albion but manager Nigel Pearson confirmed that it was too early for him to feature just yet.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the midweek clash versus Plymouth, Pearson revealed the details behind Weimann’s injury while admitting he will be in and around the squad tomorrow.
The former Leicester City boss said [quotes via Bristol Live]:
“He’ll be in and around it on Tuesday. We just decided because he’d not really trained more than one or two days, and especially bearing in mind his experience at Hull – where he goes on and he’s off within a couple of minutes.
“I suppose it’s being cautious and there’s an element of hoping it’s going to last,” Pearson continued.
“He’s got orthotics, so he’s happier with that and more confident in himself and he’s the type of player who you’ve got to really put the reins on. Even though he’s in his 30s, he’s like a teenager, which is great.”
Bristol City have lost just once this season, picking up three draws and two wins in six league outings and now have Weimann returning from injury ahead of tomorrow’s big game against the Pilgrims.
Since moving to Ashton Gate back in 2018, the Austrian has averaged a goal every four games. It’s not overly prolific but the veteran has still been a regular contributor to City’s frontline so getting him back to full fitness will be a top priority for Pearson.