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Defensive headache for McInnes

1 October 2012

Bristol City boss Derek McInnes will dive back into the emergency loan market in an effort to bolster his defence ahead of their clash with Millwall.

City's defence suffered another serious setback during Saturday's defeat to Leeds with two more casualties at the back.

Loan signing George Elokobi was ruled out for the season just 48 hours after joining from Championship rivals Wolves. The Cameroonian was stretchered off after 43 minutes after fracturing and dislocating his ankle on his Robins debut.

McInnes' problems increased when Elokobi's replacement, Joe Bryan, suffered concussion after a clash of heads with Rodolph Austin.

The 19-year-old is rated extremely doubtful, leaving the City boss desperately short of options on the left side of defence.

Richard Foster was forced to fill the position for a third time on Saturday and may deputise again, while first choice left-back Greg Cunningham isn't expected to return until November as he continues to recover from a ruptured ankle tendon.

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