Ex-Bristol City man opens up about signing his son as loan defender returns to the city

Some of the latest Bristol City news on Friday.

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Bristol City are in action this weekend away at Blackpool.

The Robins are unbeaten in their last five outings in all competitions and have hit a bit of form under Nigel Pearson.

They have won their last two Championship games against Luton Town and Cardiff City.

Here is a look at some of the latest news regarding the club...

Bristol City man relishing return to familiar surroundings

Bristol City’s Taylor Moore will be returning to the city this weekend with loan club Shrewsbury Town, managed by ex-City boss Steve Cotterill.

The former England youth international will be taking on Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Ground.

He has told the Shrews’ official website:

“I am from the area, I have been in and out of Bristol for six or seven years now. I know Bristol Rovers really well.

“They are a newly promoted team and it’s always really difficult to go to sides that have just come up. They have got a lot of ambition but we have to go there and expect to take three points as we would any game.

“I think the rivalry (between Bristol City and Bristol Rovers) is a lot bigger than a lot of people realise. But I’m just seeing it as another game for Shrewsbury.

“I’m just thinking about how I can impact the game and help us come away with three points.”

Number two opens up over signing

Ex-Robins defender Jamie McAllister, who is now Lee Johnson’s assistant manager at Hibernian, admits their swoop to sign his son, Reuben, from his former club had ‘nothing’ to do with him.

The 16-year-old left Nigel Pearson’s side earlier this summer to move up to Edinburgh to link up with his dad on a three-year deal.

His father has opened up about the move, as per the Edinburgh Evening News:

“He was pretty much ready to sign a three-year deal at Bristol City then the gaffer put it to me that he wanted to sign Reuben.

“It took him two or three weeks to make the decision, it was tough, but he made the decision himself.”

He added: “He’s 16 years old now so it was up to him to make the decision. He said he wanted a fresh challenge and that he was excited by the opportunity.

“They gave him his programme and the gaffer sold it to him, it was nothing to do with me.”

Blackpool latest ahead of clash

Blackpool take on Bristol City this weekend and are reportedly looking to bring in Owen Moffat from Celtic.

The 20-year-old winger has slipped down the pecking order at Celtic Park.

Football Scotland report he is ‘poised’ to join the Seasiders. However, he won’t be in contention to play against the Robins as the deal hasn’t been officially announced in time.