Bristol City news and transfer roundup: Nigel Pearson press conference, preparation for Stoke City

Hello and welcome to today’s live blog.

Nigel Pearson will take questions from the media this afternoon ahead of the doubleheader over the Easter period. City travel to Stoke City on Good Friday before hosting Middlesbrough on Monday.

We’ll get an update on team news from City, including the fitness of Kal Naismith, who is expected to return for at least one of the two matches following his calf injury.

Academy prospect Omar Taylor-Clarke will also face questions following his breakthrough over the past month or two. The youngster has started City’s last two league games after a string of impressive performances for the Under-21s.

Stay tuned throughout the day and we’ll bring you the quotes and comments from the press conference, so keep scrolling down.

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Zak Vyner’s future

Nigel Pearson has revealed that contract talks are underway with Zak Vyner, as the centre-back is one of “two or three players” whose future at Bristol City beyond this summer has yet to be decided.

Vyner’s current contract expires at the end of the season, but the Robins have a one-year option on his contract to safeguard against the defender’s departure on a free transfer, however the club want to extend his terms for a period of time. longer.

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Zak Vyner, Bristol City defender (Ashley Crowden/JMP)

City Injury News

Nigel Pearson has ruled out Kal Naismith, Tomas Kalas and Alex Scott from Bristol City’s two Easter weekend games as he errs on caution with their recoveries.

Scott, 19, is coming back from a minor knee ligament injury sustained on international duty that kept him out of last Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Reading. On Saturday, Pearson confirmed he would be out of action for up to 10 days, suggesting he may have had a chance to face Middlesbrough on Monday, but it seems more likely that the teenager will return for the trip to Watford on April 15.

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Alex Scott remains out of action with a knee injury(Image: Robbie Stephenson/JMP)

Nigel Pearson on links with Leicester City

Nigel Pearson has dismissed links to Leicester City’s vacant managerial role by stating that “that ship has sailed”.

The Bristol City manager, as of this writing, is still 12/1 with the bookies to return to his former club following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers on Sunday. Just six names are less likely to accept the job as they face the serious threat of relegation from the Premier League.

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Nigel Pearson responded to links with Leicester City

Quite Remarkable Interview by Mark Cooper

Granted, it’s not related to City, but it’s Yeovil Town with Will Buse on loan there and Cooper obviously has strong connections to Robins.

Everything is going very, very wrong at Huish Park as they sit 21st in the National League, five points from safety, having lost 4-0 at Gateshead, with Cooper criticizing elements of the fanbase, recruiting club – with new ‘butler’ Matt Uggla signed players he clearly didn’t want, and he admitted he should have resigned last month, but he stayed with the team.

Ched Evans to undergo surgery for a “serious medical condition”

It’s not particularly welcome news elsewhere in the Championship with Preston North End confirming that Ched Evans will have to withdraw from his first-team duties due to a “serious medical condition” more common in rugby union and American football players.

The condition is not named, but in a statement, PNE states that “the 34-year-old forward faces potentially life-changing consequences as a result of the high-force repeated contact he has received on a weekly basis throughout his career.” “

to the press conference

I was on my way to hold the pre-game press conferences, so stay tuned throughout the afternoon for quotes and updates.

Leicester’s next manager odds

In the current managerial odds daily update at Leicester, Nigel Pearson remains 12/1 to take the vacant spot with Sky Bet.

Rafa Benítez is the 5/2 favourite, ahead of Graham Potter, Ralph Hassenhutl and Ange Postecoglu.

Naismith’s Attack Influence

Here’s an interesting take on Naismith and the influence he has on the Bristol City team going forward…

Top 50 EFL Players

Bristol City have two players involved in the ‘Best 50 Players in the EFL’ with Alex Scott and Anis Mehmeti gaining recognition.

FourFourTwo magazine published its annual list, voted for by readers, with Scott at number 17 and Mehmeti at number 36. It’s the first time the duo has been named after Andi Weimann and Antoine Semenyo were confirmed in last year’s issue. .

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Alex Scott takes on Cardiff’s Joe Ralls(Image: Robbie Stephenson/JMP)

Last time in Stoke

A shining moment at the visiting winger as Jay Dasilva’s cross found the far corner in the 84th minute of the game. But who remembers this four years ago when Diedhiou got on the scoreboard…

the progression

They only had one scout in the league table last year and City are five points better now compared to last season. I wonder if that constitutes enough progress for most fans or if it’s realistic in where the club is currently.

The return of Kal Naismith

We take a look at how Kal Naismith’s return to the wing will benefit Bristol City both offensively and defensively – the facts clearly show that the Robins score more goals when the former Luton man is in the wing.

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Kal Naismith could return to action to face Stoke on Friday(Image: Robbie Stephenson/JMP)


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