Ex-Bristol City and Cardiff City man wants Championship return after transfer plea

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The popular Bristol City figure is on the search for a new club - after being released by Stoke City.

Former Bristol City defender Aden Flint is keen on a return to Sheffield Wednesday, after he was made available on a free transfer.

The 33-year-old is a free agent after being released by Stoke City, but is in a celebratory mood after winning promotion with the Owls. He may not have played in the League One play-off final in which Josh Windass scored the winner in, but he played a part in their promotion.

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Flint was released by the Potters whilst preparing for the play-offs but was unaffected by the news. He got an assist in the goal which helped overturn a four-goal deficit against Peterborough United, and made 18 appearances in total under Darren Moore.

As for his next steps, Flint must now decide where he wants to end up next. His season finished only last week, and whilst he will be afforded a break, he may be on the search for a new club.

“I’ve not thought too much about it. I’ve been fully committed to the cause here at Wednesday," Flint said speaking to The Star.

“I knew I’d been released from Stoke a few weeks ago which is fine, that’s football and I get it.”

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Flint had two spells as a player at Hillsborough, having joined on loan when at Severnside rivals Cardiff City. He has played most of his career in the Championship, having made 267 appearances in the second tier of English football.

It is at Bristol City where he has played the most games, having made 246 appearances for the Robins, scoring 38 goals and getting 11 assists.

“I’ve not thought too much about myself,” said Flint.

“I’m going to have a bit of time away, I’ll speak to my agent and go from there.

"I’ve had success now at this club. It’s brilliant. It’s a great group of lads, great staff with a great manager.

“The fans are unbelievable. I’d love to come back, of course I would, but we’ll see what happens.”

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