Injury mount for Bristol’s star player with ex-Sunderland man among doubts for Southampton fixture

During Stoke’s 3-2 victory over Bristol City, former Sunderland defender Lynden Gooch was pulled off because of an injury.

During Stoke’s 3-2 victory at Bristol City, former Sunderland full-back Lynden Gooch was taken out with a hamstring injury at halftime.

With Nathan Lowe’s first senior goal for The Potters in the 89th minute, Alex Neil’s team overcame a two-goal deficit to snap a five-match losing streak in the Championship.

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Junior Tchamadeu took Gooch’s place at left-back, while defender Michael Rose also limped off in the closing stages. Both will be assessed ahead of Stoke’s home match against Southampton on Tuesday.

“Lynden Gooch was struggling with his hamstring so Junior came on for one of his first games at this level,” said Neil after the game.
After the Southampton fixture, Stoke will travel to Leicester on Saturday in their final match before October’s international break.

Neil’s side will then host Sunderland on Saturday, October 21 when the Championship season resumes.

Stoke were also without Andre Vidigal, Enda Stevens, Ryan Mmaee and Tyrerse Campbell for the match against Bristol City.

Asked if any of the aforementioned players would be fit to face Southampton on Tuesday, Neil replied: “I doubt it.”

Sunderland are preparing for back-to-back home games against Watford and Middlesbrough before this month’s international break.


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