Bristol City skipper discusses bond with “absolute weirdo” Tim Klose - hopes defender signs new deal

The Robins’ keeper believes Ashton Gate is “a richer place” with the former Norwich City man around.

Bristol City captain Daniel Bentley is hoping that defender Tim Klose will sign a new deal at the club with his contract set to expire this summer.

There is a deal on the table for the 33-year old German who signed for the Robins on a free transfer in January.

Since then he has made 17 appearances in the Championship and scored his only goal in the 3-1 win away to Derby last month.

Bentley, who was speaking to the press ahead of their final game of the season at Huddersfield Town on Saturday, spoke about the close bond he has with the defender.

Bristol City have offered a new deal to defender Tim Klose

The club captain affectionately referred to both Klose and fellow centre back Tomas Kalas as “absolute weirdos” and said that the club is “a richer place” for having the former Norwich City man around.

“This will sound kind of weird initially but I’ll explain myself,” said Bentley.

“I got his missus’ number for my missus and they met up with the dogs over at Ashton Court a couple of weeks ago with the dogs.

“Obviously she hadn’t really met anyone, neither of them being from this area so our families get on well.

“I get on really well with Tim, he’s a great lad and he’s an absolute weirdo as well - I hope he won’t mind me saying that!

“I seem to be attracted to weirdos because Tim and Tom (Kalas) are really strange people but I love them. “I hope for our sake (he stays), we’ll be a richer place and a richer team with Tim here next year.”

Robins set for to bring curtain down on 2021/22 season

A largely forgettable season will come to an end for Bristol City with their trip to Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

The Robins are guaranteed to finish the campaign in 17th place in the EFL Championship table regardless of the result as they are five points behind Blackpool in 16th and five points ahead of 18th placed Hull City.

That means that attentions are already turning to the summer transfer window but also to next season.

Nigel Pearson’s side will be joined in the second tier by Norwich City after they were officially relegated from the Premier League.

Watford also look set for the drop and that will be confirmed if they fail to win at Crystal Palace this weekend.

Then it looks to be one of Everton, Burnley or Leeds United also heading down with that battle going down to the wire.

Coming up from League One are Wigan Athletic and Rotherham United.

They will be joined by one of MK Dons, Sunderland, Wycombe Wanderers or Sheffield Wednesday once the play-off matches are concluded.

Exiting the Championship are Fulham and Bournemouth, who are going up, and Barnsley, Peterborough United and Derby County who are dropping down.

Also going up will be either Huddersfield Town or Nottingham Forest who have already secured their spot in the play-offs and will be joined by any two of Sheffield United, Luton Town, Middlesbrough or Millwall.