Bristol City dodged transfer bullet as Sheffield United battle Newcastle United

All the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Bristol City and their Championship rivals.

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Bristol City’s poor run of form continued over the weekend with a heavy defeat to Birmingham City.

The Robins are now five games without a win, and four of those games have resulted in defeat, leaving Nigel Pearson’s men just four points from the drop zone, despite a promising start.

In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding the Robins and their Championship rivals.

Naismith revelation

City could have missed out on summer signing Kal Naismith had things gone another way.

The Robins’ capture of defender was dubbed as one of the stand-out signings of the summer, with Pearson managing to convince the former Luton Town star to make the move on a free transfer.

But it seems Middlesbrough could have got there first had the board backed now former manager Chris Wilder.

According to Teesside Live, Wilder wanted to sign Naismith, but Boro’s board are unwilling to offer a multi-year contract to an ageing player, meaning they blocked a move for 30-year-old Naismith, who was never going to sign a one-year deal.

That panned out well for City.

Wales interest

Sheffield United are said to be considering a move to sign Kilmarnock starlet Bobby Wales.

According to the Daily Record, Wales is attracting interest from both the Blades and Newcastle United.

It’s claimed Kilmarnock would need to receive a lucrative offer to be convinced to sell Wales any time soon.

Rowett talks Cresswell

Millwall boss Gary Rowett says he is not surprised by interest in Charlie Cresswell from Norwich City.

“It’s not a surprise. He’s been really, really good,” he told Southwark News.

“For a first loan, to come into a difficult division when we’ve probably not been at our best in that period, he’s done really, really well. I’m not surprised (Norwich want him). He’s a really good player and one with a lot of potential.”