Five Bristol City players that could still yet leave - including Notts County linked star

Bristol City have shown their incredible squad depth in pre-season - but will players be moved on when the season kicks off?
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Bristol City’s business feels like it’s almost done, despite there being more than a month since the transfer window shuts.

Rob Dickie, Ross McCrorie, Haydon Roberts, and Jason Knight have all signed during pre-season. The Robins have had no major departures with Alex Scott remaining, and the only uncertainty being that Tomas Kalas has yet to sign a new contract.

Nigel Pearson’s squad is taking shape and other than perhaps a new centre-back to provide cover and a central midfielder, you can’t see much more business coming in being done. In pre-season Pearson has been able to name two strong XI’s which has given him a selection headache for the trip to Preston.

Some players with senior experience haven’t featured since pre-season and so we think there could be some departures over the next month. Here’s five players at Bristol City that could be moved on.

Sam Pearson

Linked with a move to Notts County earlier this summer. Pearson has had a few first-team appearances

under his belt, and had loan spells at Yeovil Town and AFC Wimbledon last season.

He’s not been involved in the first-teams pre-season plans and so a move away from Bristol City seems likely. A transfer to a League Two or an ambitious National League club could be the best move for the Welshman.

A move to the Magpies looks unlikely after the signings of Danel Crowley, Jodi Jones, David McGoldrick and Will Randall. If a move doesn’t happen by the start of the season then maybe we’ll see something towards the late stages of the transfer window.

Owura Edwards

In the Under-21’s set-up at the moment after returning from a loan spell at Ross County. It was hit and miss for Edwards, who got some valuable first-team minutes but had a few red cards during his time in Scotland.

A move maybe to a top-half League Two team may be the best move for him. Forest Green perhaps? Given David Horseman’s in charge and Louis Carey is also there.

Dylan Kadji

Made a breakthrough to the first-team last summer, making a few appearances in the Carabao Cup. He could be someone that benefits from another loan move. Kadji went to Swindon Town last season. His contract was extended by a further year and a six-month loan deal could be beneficial before returning.

Ayman Benarous

Benarous is still recovering from his ACL injury at the moment, and hasn’t made an appearance for the first-team in pre-season.

The 20-year-old is highly thought of and Nigel Pearson gave him a few appearances in the first-team. A setback of his ACL injury ruled him out of the 2022/24 season entirely.

He was one of the first players in the gym at the HPC during the off-season, which will have definitely been appreciated by the first-team staff.

The fitness requirements of a first-team player are pretty high, and the demands of playing two-games a week of Championship football are tough. Could a six-month loan move to a League One team be the best option?

Midfield is the area of the pitch that probably needs a few more reinforcements in so Benarous leaving isn’t a certainty.

Duncan Idehen

He may be kept around to provide some experience for the Under-21’s team. Idehen made his debut in the 2021/22 season, but had a difficult loan spell at Carlisle United, staying for the second part of the campaign.

At the moment the likes of Harry Leeson, Callum Wood and Raphael Araoye are getting the opportunities that he would have liked.

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