Bristol City in line for big injury boost ahead of Norwich City trip
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Bristol City in line for big injury boost ahead of Norwich City trip

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Bristol City defender Rob Dickie is expected to return from injury this weekend, according to a report from BristolLive.


Bristol City return to Championship action with an away trip to Carrow Road to face play-off contenders Norwich City.

Dickie, 28, has missed the Robins’ previous three games against Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers, and Huddersfield Town due to a calf ailment.

In the most recent update on his situation, he returned to training this week, and his manager, Liam Manning, stated, according to BristolLive: “Rob’s very, very close, he’s been in training, so it’s just a case of seeing how he responds to that.”

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Dickie’s return will be a boost for Bristol City as they try to continue their excellent form against Norwich.

The Robins are unbeaten in their past five games and want to finish the season on a positive note as they prepare for the entire season under ex-MK Dons and Oxford United manager Manning.

Dickie joined Ashton Gate from fellow second-tier club QPR last year and has appeared in 37 games in all competitions, scoring four goals from the back.

He signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Bristol City, with the club retaining an option for an additional 12 months, and will be hungry to assist them reach the top flight during his time there.

The former England youth international progressed through Reading’s academy systems, becoming a regular for the Royals at various youth levels before making his first-team debut as a kid.

Dickie spent time on loan at Cheltenham Town and Lincoln City before signing a three-year contract with League One side Oxford United.

QPR then tempted him up a division in 2020, and he was an important performer for the Hoops until the Robins came calling.

Manning’s side drew 1-1 at home to Huddersfield Town the last time out, with Nakhi Wells striking a last-gasp penalty against his former club. They face Norwich City, who are expected to require only one more win to secure their position in the top six ahead of Hull City and Coventry City.

 

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