Bristol City linked with Accrington Stanley trialist striker also wanted by Wrexham

The Robins along with a handful of Football League sides have reported interest in a player who excelled in the Welsh system last year
Alhagi Touray Sisay is a reported target of Bristol City but they face competition. (Image:John Smith/FAW)Alhagi Touray Sisay is a reported target of Bristol City but they face competition. (Image:John Smith/FAW)
Alhagi Touray Sisay is a reported target of Bristol City but they face competition. (Image:John Smith/FAW)

Bristol City are reportedly amongst a handful of Football League clubs as well as an ambitious National League club keeping an eye on striker Alhagi Touray Sisay.

Sisay has just come off the back of a season where he scored 12 goals in 28 games for Haverfordwest County, who play in the Cymru Premier, the top flight of Welsh football.

Born in Spain, Sisay stands at six foot four, he was a teammate of former Cardiff City, Fulham and Swansea City defender Jazz Richards last year.

His only venture into the English game has been in the non-league with stints at Ramsgate and an unsuccessful spell at Grimsby Town, where he was loaned out to Cleethorpes Town after being signed by Ian Holloway, who was quickly replaced by Paul Hurst.

Sisay had trialled with Hull City in the Championship a few years back upon his arrival to the British shores but a compensation fee of €500,000 meant that the move fell through.

He instead had a better time in Wales, first playing for Aberystwyth Town, where his four goals in five games, earned him his professional move.

Football Insider say that Accrington Stanley are preparing an offer for the striker after impressing for them on trial.

Sisay has scored three goals in two pre-season friendlies for the League One club and now they hope to steal a march on him.

However they have to contend with interest from City, Wycombe Wanderers, Shrewsbury Town, Carlisle United as well as Wrexham, who are owned by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

The Robins have so far recruited in goals, defence and in midfield but have not yet made any moves for a striker, given how successful their attacking trio was last season, earning praise from Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney.

They already have Andi Weimann, Chris Martin and Nahki Wells as the senior attacking options, whilst Tommy Conway is pushing hard to be involved this season.

In-demand Antoine Semenyo, who was apparently enquired about by league rivals Middlesbrough, is currently sidelined but is set to return in the coming months.

A move to Ashton Gate for Sisay would be seemingly unlikely given he is unproven at a professional level whilst his age would make him too old to feature for Alex Ball’s Development team which has since reverted from Under-23’s to Under-21’s.

Mark Little, who played in City’s League One and EFL Trophy winning season is now plying his trade in the division that Sisay has just come from, joining losing Welsh Cup finalists Penybont.