Some Bristol City supporters want their side to snap up Gary Hooper after another former Sheffield Wednesday striker suffered a serious injury this week.

Benik Afobe, who was on loan with the Owls in 2014, only moved to Bristol City on the final day of the summer transfer window.

But he could spend the rest of the campaign sidelined after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury earlier this week.

Afobe’s absence leaves Bristol City with only Famara Diedhiou and Andreas Weimann as senior strikers.

That could see the Robins turn to the free-agent market in a bid to strengthen their squad.

And Hooper, whose release was announced by Wednesday within hours of last season ending, is one of those who remains without a club.

Hooper scored or made 43 goals in 88 games for Sheffield Wednesday, who paid Norwich City £3 million to sign him in January 2016.

And despite having spent a season-and-a-half on the sidelines ahead of his return to action in March, the 31-year-old remained a popular figure with many Owls fans who wanted him to stay at Hillsborough.

The former Wednesday striker, Hooper. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

According to Hooper’s latest Instagram story, the former Wednesday man is currently in the Ukrainian city of Odesa.

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