Key man doubtful as Bristol City visit Sheffield Wednesday after suspected hamstring injury

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Bristol City may well be without key attacker, Sam Bell, when they visit Sheffield Wednesday this weekend.

The Owls and the Robins will take flight at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon in another big game for Danny Röhl’s side, with the hosts knowing that a victory – coupled with results elsewhere – could put them just one point off 21st place in the Championship.

City have been inconsistent of late, beating Middlesbrough and Southampton before losing to Queens Park Rangers, and they’ve only managed to keep three clean sheets on the road this season in all competitions.

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They still have an outside chance of making a late push for the play-offs under Liam Manning, but it looks like there may be a chance that Bell misses a chunk of their run-in – starting with this weekend’s game.

Bell came off after just 26 minutes as they were beaten by QPR on Saturday afternoon, and it seems unlikely that he’ll be ready for S6 this weekend.

Manning said he was presuming that it was a hamstring injury for the 21-year-old given the way that he pulled up, but admitted that they weren’t sure how bad it was just yet.

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He told the media after the game, "I haven’t seen him or the medical staff yet to be fair, it isn't a good one when someone pulls up like that but until he gets it scanned and it's assessed, I'm not sure.”

There may, however, be a potential return to the starting XI on the cards for the likes of Scott Twine and Mark Sykes after their respective injuries, while Cam Pring is reportedly getting closer to a spot in the squad once more following his shorter spell out.

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