Ex-Bristol City target joins previous manager at new club as ‘keeper signs new deal

One current Robin has extended his stay at Ashton Gate, and a former target heads to Scotland.

Bristol City have confirmed that young goalkeeper Will Buse has put pen-to-paper on a new one-year deal.

The 20-year-old stopper has worked his way through the Robins academy over the last six years and spent last season on loan at non-league club Taunton Town.

That was the third loan spell of Buse’s career after he spent time with Truro City and Dorchester Town over the previous two seasons.

However, his time at Taunton has given him a platform to build on next season after he helped the Peacocks to promotion into the National League South as champions of the Southern League.

Buse will hope to start catching the eye of first-team manager Nigel Pearson as his players returned to pre-season training on Monday morning.

Andy King and Robbie Cundy are the two out of contract players that are yet to put pen to paper on a new deal, whilst Buse joins Timm Klose in committing his future to the club.

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Ex-Bristol City target heads to Hibs

Meanwhile, ex-City manager Lee Johnson has added one former Robins target to his Hibernian squad - Jair Tavares.

The Benfica winger was tracked by Johnson during his time at Ashton Gate but a move never came to fruition.

The former Portugal Under-19 international officially joined Hibs on a long-term deal last week and Johnson is relishing the opportunity to finally work with one of his long-term targets.

He said: “Benfica are renowned for developing quality technical players and he’s an athlete as well.

“So a little bit of a win in terms of the contract scenario we capitalised on through information and a player I have tracked since my Bristol City days.

“So one we are looking forward to seeing if he can light up the ground and get fans off their seats.”

City stars return to training

The club’s stars returned to training today at the Robins High Performance Centre with new additions Kal Naismith, Kane Wilson and Mark Sykes all participating in their first session since joining.

They get their pre-season campaign underway with two behind-closed-doors friendlies against Cheltenham and Portsmouth respectively.

The side will then ramp things up with clashes against Plymouth Argyle, Forest Green and Bournemouth - none of the matches will take place at Ashton Gate.

Robins learn Carabao Cup ball number

Pearson’s side will be ball number three in this year’s Carabao Cup First Round draw

The draw takes place 2:30pm on Thursday June 23rd, and Sky Sports will provide full coverage of the event.

Last season’s competition was won by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who triumphed on penalties in the final against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium - a feat they mirrored in their FA Cup Final back in May.