Is Tammy Abraham's return enough to save Bristol City from relegation?

Bristol City's Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring their goal

The Chelsea striker made his return to Bristol City this weekend in their game against Wigan Athletic.

Bristol City's Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring their goalBristol City's Tammy Abraham celebrates

After an excellent start to the season, things were really looking up for Bristol City in 2016. Sat in the play-off places in October, the club looked to be steadily climbing under Lee Johnson.

Facing his first full season in charge at Ashton Gate, Lee Johnson had recruited plenty of players over the summer, and despite losing star striker Jonathan Kodjia to Aston Villa, the club brought in Chelsea starlet Tammy Abraham on loan for the season.

And it was the young England striker who very quickly had fans forgetting the name Kodjia. Finding the back of the net 18 times this season, Tammy Abraham has been one of the best strikers in the division this season.

But a recent injury has seen the striker out of action for the last few weeks, and at a crucial time in Bristol City's season.

After the turn of the year, the Robins have continued to slide down the table, and after it looked like they might be fighting for promotion, Lee Johnson's side are now battling to stay up.

Bristol City manager Lee JohnsonBristol City manager Lee Johnson

But now, with Tammy Abraham back and fit in the side, could Bristol City's chances of survival have just received a massive boost. 

Speaking to BBC Radio Bristol before the Wigan Athletic game, Lee Johnson described the return of Tammy Abraham as being "like a new signing", as well as saying that the players will receive a "massive boost."

Bristol City manager Lee JohnsonBristol City manager Lee Johnson

And already, Bristol City are feeling the effects of their star forward's return. Against Wigan Athletic, the striker helped stretch the defence and create space for other players, despite not getting many chances himself at goal.

As Lee Johnson alluded to in his BBC interview, Abraham "is young, athletic, mobile", and could well be the key to saving Bristol City's season, and future.

Bristol City's Tammy Abraham looks dejectedBristol City's Tammy Abraham 

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