Bristol Bears director of rugby Pat Lam has provided an injury update ahead of the fans' return to Ashton Gate on Monday for the Round 19 Premiership clash.
Discussing Scottish international Jake Kerr Lam said, “He came in on a free trial and looked good in a friendly we played so we said let's give him a chance on the bench.
“Will Capon had a shoulder niggle and possibly could have played against Bath but it allowed us to get his injury back to 100 percent, which it is this week and Jake got in and did well and that is all you can do.
“He is coachable, hard-working and he strengthens that area in our squad.”
Discussing the options at nine, Lam added: “It is an area where we have been unfortunate with Chris Cook injured most of his time here which is frustrating for him and the club.
“Harry Randall has been frustrated as well [having had an ankle and now shoulder injury].
“Steve Kerins rolled an ankle at training last week as well so we are really rolling the dice at nine.
“We are looking at our options but at the moment Andy Uren is very durable and doing very well.
“We had a friendly game on Sunday as well [against Hartpury] for the other squad and Tom Kessell got a good 80 minutes in that game to keep him topped up.
“We have got three nines to choose from this week, in Andy, Tom and Steve for Gloucester and then we are having a friendly against Gloucester on Tuesday as well to get everyone playing rugby. It just gives everyone a chance to have a hit out.”
Lam also provided an injury update on lock Joe Joyce who was added to the unavailable list last week.
He said: “Near the end of the Exeter game he strained his calf. It is not season-ending and hopefully, it is not too far away.”
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