Bristol City news and transfer roundup: Alex Scott injury scare, Championship rumors

Hello and welcome to today’s live blog.

City had three players on international duty last night in Andi Weimann, Anis Mehmeti and Mark Sykes, who will now return to Bristol to prepare for Saturday’s home clash with Reading.

Alex Scott will be in action this afternoon for England Under-20s when they take on France at 3pm. The young City started their last game against the USA, with the young Lions winning 4-2.

Nigel Pearson will keep everything crossed to see his players return injury-free for the final eight games of the season. Matty James, Kal Naismith and Tommy Conway are all set to return to take on the Royals this weekend, while Tomas Kalas may be around as well.

We’ll be bringing you the latest news and rumors throughout the day, so stay tuned and keep scrolling down.

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Alex Scott injury scare

Here are more details on Alex Scott’s possible injury during England’s draw with France after he limped off in the 83rd minute of the game.

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Alex Scott limps off the field against France(Image: Fran Santiago – The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

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He starts for England Under-20 in their game with France starting in just one second.

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Rob Atkinson’s brain teaser

Rob Atkinson says studying his mind during a low point early in the season helped put him in the best place mentally to succeed at Bristol City.

The central defender revealed that he found his situation at the Robins difficult in December when he lost his place in the squad following the World Cup break. It coincided with the moment when Nigel Pearson highlighted the lack of confidence in the central defender, favoring midfielder Andy King at the back.

Read his quotes here by following his talk on the Leave No Doubt podcast

Rob Atkinson in action before his ACL injury(Image: Robbie Stephenson/JMP)

City boys in action today

There are three players in action this afternoon: Alex Scott is one of them in the England Under-20 contest with France at 3pm, while Stefan Bajic and Han-Noah Massengo could play for France Under-21 against Spain at 5pm :30 p.m.

Alex Scott in action for the England Under-20 team(Image: Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Hat trick by Louis Britton

Fair play for former City striker Louis Britton, who scored a hat-trick for Marine in their 4-1 win over Southport last night.

The best creators of the championship

Some tidbits via this morning’s email chain, including this information on the top tournament makers this season (courtesy of BetVictor)

Interestingly, Nahki Wells is included in the table with her xA for 90 minutes at 0.17.

The best creators of the championship

The internationals last night

City had three players in action: Andi Weimann, Anis Mehmeti and Mark Sykes…

The good news from City’s perspective is that both Weimann and Sykes were unused substitutes, keeping them fresh for the final eight games of the season. Weimann’s Austria beat Estonia 2-1 while the Republic of Ireland were beaten 1-0 by France.

Mehmeti came on in the last 20 minutes of Albania’s 1-0 defeat in Poland.

End of season prizes

Good day!

With voting open for the end of season awards, I’ve given my thoughts on Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year and the Champagne Moment.

There were three players in the running for Player of the Year…

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Bristol City team meeting(Image: Ashley Crowden/JMP)


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