According to Bristol Live, Tommy Conway will start from the bench for Bristol City against Leeds United on Saturday, October 7, as the “quality” striker returns from injury.
The newspaper stated on Thursday (5 October) via its website that the striker will not start at Elland Road despite scoring twice from the bench in the Robins’ 2-1 win over Rotherham United on Wednesday (4 October).
Bristol City have had a mixed start to the season, but have shone when playing away from home, winning three of their four away games and just losing once, but their hero from the New York Stadium will not be available to face Daniel Farke’s side on Saturday.
Concerning the forward, Nigel Pearson stated, “He’s on his way back, and certainly he arrived with two great finishes, but I’m afraid people who are clamouring for him to start will be disappointed.”
“He’ll need to ease back into his exposure, but it’s clear he’s match fit in terms of sharpness.” Those two objectives were of the highest caliber.”
Regardless of who the Robins have fit for the match, Leeds should be coming into their showdown with Bristol City full of talent, since these are the types of games they need to win in order to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Under Marcelo Bielsa, the Whites won both games against the Robins in the Championship, including a 1-0 triumph at Elland Road and a 3-1 hammering on the opening day at Ashton Gate. Since 1979, Bristol City has not beaten United at Elland Road. Even without Conway, Pearson’s team has plenty of offensive talent, but the Scottish youth international is undoubtedly the greatest finisher in the visiting squad, with his two goals against Rotherham coming from an expected goals of 0.3. [Fotmob]
Farke will be hoping that the attacking resources at his disposal are of sufficient quality to put Pearson’s defense to the test and guarantee that Leeds United go into the international break with three points and back-to-back home victories.
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