Maynard boost ahead of Iron clash

Bristol City hope to have leading scorer Nicky Maynard available for the visit of Scunthorpe in the Championship on Saturday.

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Maynard, who has hit six goals so far this season, missed Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Swansea through injury but he is expected to be fit to start.

Johnson has a few players struggling with illness including goalkeeper Dean Gerken, who did not play against Swansea and will again miss out.

That means Adriano Basso, whose future at Ashton Gate remains unresolved, continues to deputise.

Defender Louis Carey (knee) and striker John Akinde (ankle) are missing.

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