Departing Bristol City player feels ‘finally wanted’ after leaving

Bristol City have allowed one of their young strikers to leave for the division below

Saikou Janneh says ‘he feels like he is finally wanted’ after making the move from Bristol City to Cambridge United.

Janneh was on the books of Bristol City since 2018 after being spotted playing for Cadbury Heath and Clevedon Town.

The 22-year-old after four seasons with the Robins has found his fifth permanent home as he hopes

He left having made six appearances in total, scoring two goals, both coming in a League Cup defeat to Forest Green Rovers.

Signing on a two-year deal, Janneh will hope that the move to the Abbey Stadium will be the move needed to kickstart his career.

“I am very glad to be here,” Janneh said after making the move to the League One outfit.

“I feel like I am finally wanted. This is the best opportunity for me and I am happy to make a fresh start. I am ready and can’t wait.”

During his time at Ashton Gate, he had multiple loan moves under Gary Johnson at Torquay United, as well as at Newport County and last year he was sent out to Shrewsbury Town where he worked with former City boss Steve Cotterill.

After the conclusion of his loan spell, Janneh did feature a number of times at the back end of last season for the Alex Ball’s Under-23’s side.

His best spell was with Torquay having netted 18 goals in 34 appearances as he helped the Gulls win promotion from the National League South and later returned for another loan, netting two goals in 10 appearances.

U’s head coach Mark Bonner added: “Saikou has shown flashes of quality in recent seasons that have made us aware of him for some time.

“He has lots of potential which we are looking forward to maximise and we look forward to helping him develop within our squad.”