Bristol City seek Tyreeq Bakinson solution after Ipswich Town return ruled out
Bakinson is now training with the Under-23’s as he seeks to find a way out at Bristol City with one route not an option anymore
Tyreeq Bakinson is all but certain to leave Bristol City this summer. (Photo by Jacques Feeney/Getty Images)
Tyreeq Bakinson is on the search for a new club after he was made available for transfer by Bristol City.
Bakinson played the first part of last season for the Robins with a small run in the side but was later loaned out to Ipswich Town.
His contract was extended back in November but just two months later he was shipped out to the Suffolk outfit after falling out of favour.
The 23-year-old is training at the High Performance Centre but is not training with the first-team and is instead with the development squad.
Providing clarity on the situation, manager Nigel Pearson said: “He’s here but he’s not training with us at the moment.
“Ipswich have decided they don’t want to take their option on him. We will be looking to try and find a solution with him.”
His time at Portman Road was a successful one, starting 14 matches as well as three substitute appearances, scoring goals in wins against Doncaster Rovers and Charlton Athletic.
Kieran McKenna had said that he would hold discussions with Bakinson at the end of their campaign after a clause of making a permanent move was inserted in the loan deal.
They have passed up on that option however with the Tractor Boys opting to sign Dominic Ball after he left Championship rivals Queens Park Rangers on a free transfer.
Meanwhile back in May, Pearson revealed to the BBC that discussions had been had with four senior players about departing the club in addition to Callum O’Dowda’s departure, where he eventually joined Severnside rivals Cardiff City.
Wantaway midfielder Kasey Palmer has since found a new club, joining Coventry City for an undisclosed fee after a season of limited appearances, not featuring for City in a league match from October onwards.
Robbie Cundy, who was just breaking into the side, was offered a new deal but instead opted to join recently relegated Barnsley on a two-year deal in search of first-team football.
More players are expected to leave the club before the season begins such as Taylor Moore, who returned to training after a season-long loan spell at Scottish Premiership outfit Hearts.
Asked whether they may be able to change his mind and fight for a place in the side, he said: There may be but it doesn’t matter. Whatever players are at the club we will utilise them. They are contracted to the club and they are professionals. Outside of that I don’t really see the necessity to overly justify those types of situations.
“When players leave they usually go with our best wishes. It’s not normally a personal thing, it’s just about how we move forward. Sometimes the player’s profile and the way we are playing might not suit some players.
“If we are evolving as a team it stands to reason that some players might not fit that style of play.
“Some players can just be at a club for too long so fresh faces are important.”