Bristol City receive major fitness boost ahead of Sunderland clash as Leeds United ‘eye’ Watford winger
Bristol City have been handed a major boost ahead of their clash with Sunderland at the weekend.
Here, we round-up all the latest stories that have emerged today from the Stadium of Light and beyond:
Bristol City handed boost
Nigel Pearson could be set to hand defender Tomas Kalas a first start since March when his side face Sunderland on Saturday afternoon.
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Kalas, 29, has been absent since suffering a groin-injury in early march and missed the final ten games of City’s campaign last term.
The defender has made just-shy of 150 appearances for the Robins since joining on-loan from Chelsea in 2018 - a move that was made permanent the following summer.
The Czech Republic international was involved in Bristol City’s pre-season camp in Austria but failed to make an appearance, however, he was involved in an open training session today ahead of the clash with Sunderland.
Robins boss Nigel Pearson revealed that they would monitor Kalas’ condition and that he could feature against the Black Cats should he come through training this week unscathed.
Leeds ‘eye’ Championship winger
Elsewhere in the Championship, Watford could lose starman Ismaila Sarr to Leeds United this summer with the Yorkshire-outfit reportedly lining the winger up as a replacement for Raphinha who joined Barcelona earlier this window.
According to French outlet Footmercato, Sarr could be tempted by a move back to the Premier League with Jesse Marsch’s side.
Last time in this division, Sarr grabbed 13 goals and 10 assists for the Hornets.
Sunderland are scheduled to face Watford on September 17 before the return fixture on the penultimate weekend of the season.