Bristol City ‘interested’ in ex-Manchester City player as Saturday’s opponents dealt blow

The latest Bristol City news and rumours on Monday.

Bristol City drew 3-3 away at Blackpool over the weekend.

The Robins will be disappointed to only leave Bloomfield Road with a point after the Seasiders equalised near the end of the game.

Nigel Pearson’s side will get the chance to bounce back at home to Huddersfield Town on Wednesday night.

Here is a look at the latest news regarding the club....

Midfielder on radar

Bristol City are reportedly keen on signing Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Fisayo Dele-Bashiru.

The former Manchester City man has caught the eye playing for the Owls in League One and they could face a battle to keep hold of him between now and the end of the transfer window this week.

According to a report by the Yorkshire Post, the Robins are ‘interested’ in luring him to Ashton Gate to boost their option in the middle of the park.

Defender retires

Nathan Baker has unfortunately announced his retirement from football.

City’s defender will step away from the game on medical grounds as a result of a head injury he sustained in a fixture against Sheffield United in November 2021.

The former Aston Villa man, 31, has said, as per the club’s official website:

Football has been a massive part of my life from a very young age, so this has not been the easiest decision for me, however I must take the advice from the medical team and consultants.

“It’s sad to think I won’t be playing football again, there are so many things I am going to miss, such as my teammates, the friendships made, plus a good tackle! But I must put my health and family first, it’s not worth the risk.”

Saturday’s opponents dealt big blow

Once the clash against Huddersfield is out of the way, Bristol City will take on Blackburn Rovers away this weekend.

However, the Lancashire outfit have been dealt a big blow on the transfer front.

They were looking to bring in Liverpool defender Sepp van den Beg but have now missed out to Schalke, as per a report by Lancashire Telegraph.