Bristol City loan out Ryley Towler to Wimbledon as two League One clubs miss out

One out at Bristol City on Deadline Day as Towler gets a Football League move

AFC Wimbledon are positioned to sign Ryley Towler on loan from Bristol City in what is expected to be the only transfer business to come on deadline day.

The 20-year-old is departing the Robins for a second time in his career having played for National league play-off winners Grimsby Town last season.

Towler hasn’t made the match day squad of a senior squad this season and has instead dropped down to Alex Ball’s Under-21’s side, where he has featured regularly.

Football Insider reports that terms have been agreed between the Dons and the Robins for Towler to ply his trade at Plough Lane until at least January.

Wimbledon are said to have beaten off the likes of Class of 92 owned Salford City and League One duo Lincoln City and Forest Green Rovers for his signature.

The South London club are managed by Charlton Athletic legend Johnnie Jackson, who is hoping to guide them back to the third tier at the first time of asking after their relegation.

Towler has made five senior appearances for City, making four of them in the 2020/21 season after being given a chance by Dean Holden.

As well as one of their players learning, City have at least done some business today by signing both Seb Palmer-Houlden and Tommy Blackwell to new deals.

The pair will remain at the High Performance Centre until the summer of 2024 with Palmer-Houlden being recalled from his loan at Chippenham Town.

He headed to Austria as part of the senior team’s pre-season camp and is highly rated amongst those inside the club, showing signs of good promise.

Blackwell is another player who had been sent out on loan having joined Bath City, but he has also returned with an element of intrigue of their next destination.