General view of Twerton Park before the start of the match Bristol City Women v Everton Women, WSL football match, Twerton Park, Twerton, UK - 06 Sep 2020 Photo: Paul Currie for The FA

Bristol City captain sidelined for indefinite period with foot injury

Bristol City captain Jas Matthews will be sidelined for an indefinite period as she recovers from a foot injury according to reports on The Robins’ official website.

The 27-year-old Truro-born defender has been one of the success stories from the early weeks of stand-in Bristol City boss Matt Beard’s tenure but she will now spend a number of weeks on the sidelines

Matthews has started four of Beard’s five games in charge. Despite initially playing at centre-back, The Robins skipper has been moved slightly higher up the field and has been deployed in a deep midfield role in recent weeks.

The player was set to play an instrumental role in Bristol City’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League survival bid but it has today been revealed that Matthews has undergone surgery on a foot injury and she will now need a period of rest and rehabilitation.

Matthews started her footballing career with Bristol City and went on to spend seven years in the senior squad. The defender moved to Liverpool for the 2018/2019 campaign before swiftly returning to her former club in summer 2019. The player has made 23 Barclays FA Women’s Super League appearances for Bristol City since returning to the club for a second spell.

Bristol City’s survival bid continues with a home fixture against Reading at Ashton Gate on Monday evening.

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