Young Bristol City defender Aden Baldwin will be out of action until the beginning of February after undergoing surgery on a knee injury according to Bristol Live.

The 21-year-old full-back was on loan at Sky Bet League Two club Cheltenham Town when he sustained the serious injury.

Baldwin had featured regularly during his short stay at Whaddon Road, making five appearances before picking up his knee injury in a 3-0 defeat to MK Dons at Stadium MK. The player started that match before leaving the field six minutes from time.

The young defender has had surgery on the injury this week and Baldwin now faces a long spell on the sidelines as he looks to recover from the setback.

Baldwin started his career in non-league football with Forest Green Rovers while he spent time on loan at Bath City. The player joined current club Bristol City in 2016 and while the youngster is yet to make his first team debut for The Robins, he enjoyed a successful loan spell with Weston-super-Mare a couple of seasons ago.

The player’s temporary move to Cheltenham Town was expected to help him push for first team opportunities with Bristol City but Baldwin will now have to be patient in his long-term quest for regular football at Ashton Gate.

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