Bristol City keeper Dean Gerken out with groin strain

Dean Gerken
Gerken joined from Colchester in 2009

Bristol City keeper Dean Gerken has been sidelined with a groin injury, picked up in his side's 1-0 friendly defeat at Bath City.

Robins boss Keith Millen told the club's websiteexternal-link: "We're assessing weekly with him and the medical staff."

Millen said that he could enter the transfer market if Gerken, 25, is not fit to challenge first-choice keeper David James at the start of the season.

"We would consider bringing in another keeper on a temporary basis," he added.

In the meantime, first-year professional Lewis Carey will deputise against Forest Green Rovers.

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