'Love to stay' - Bristol City star makes honest admission about future

A long-serving Bristol City player wants to extend his stay at the club but admits he must perform if he is to earn a deal from new boss Liam Manning.
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Bristol City club captain Andi Weimann has admitted he isn't worried about his contract situation with his current deal expiring in the summer. The 32-year-old has been a player at Ashton Gate since joining from Derby County in 2018 for a reported £2m.

To date, Weimann has made 208 appearances for the club with 50 goals and 28 assists. He's played under various managers; Lee Johnson, Dean Holden, Nigel Pearson and now Liam Manning. It is the current incumbent he must impress if he is to sign new terms with the West Country outfit.

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"Not really to be honest," responded Weimann when asked if his current situation has entered his thoughts and would dictate how he approached the remainder of the campaign.

"This is my sixth-year and I'd love to stay here of course. It's down to me really, I need to play well and show the manager in training what I can do. I'm experienced enough to know what football is like.

"I need to perform to get a contract that's the end of it really. I haven't had any chats or anything. The manager is only just through the door and so he's assessing everyone I guess as well. I'm sure those chats will come but it's just trying to play as much as I can and see where I can go."

Rob Atkinson and Zak Vyner signed new deals with City this year, however there are still some players who have uncertain futures. Midfielder Joe Williams's deal expires, along with former Leicester City pair Andy King and Matty James. Weimann during his career has never been a free agent, and has only moved either for a fee or on loan.

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"If you're young and out of contract, you stress a little bit more," added the Austrian.

The only thing I can do is perform as good as I can and then we can go from there. There is no point worrying or thinking about it every day. It's just to go and do what I've done for the last five-and-a-half-years. Try and play, be how I always have been and see what happens."

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