Former Bristol City boss returns to management as Sheffield United eye midfielder stay

A look at all the latest Bristol City and Championship news as the build-up to the playoff final continues.

Bristol City’s season is all wrapped up, but we are still waiting for the Championship season to draw to a close.

The Robins endured a season to forget, finishing firmly in the bottom half, and they will be looking to improve significantly ahead of next term.

Nigel Pearson will be desparate to improve his side in a bid to land at least a top-half finish next time around, and a number of incoming transfers will be required.

But while we wait for the summer transfer window to offiially open, and while Huddersfield Town and Nottingham Forest prepare for the playoff final, we have rounded up all the latest news.

Johnson returns

Former Bristol City boss Lee Johnson has returned to management.

Johnson has been out of a job since leaving Sunderland in January, but he has now been appointed by Hibernian.

It will be the 40-year-old’s fifth job of his career and his first job North of the border.

Johnson spent around four years in charge of the Robins between 2016 and 2020.

Allsop to Cardiff

Cardiff City are said to be in talks to sign Derby County goalkeeper Ryan Allsop.

According to Football Insider, the Bluebirds are in talks to land Allsop on a free transfer with the 29-year-old’s contract up at Pride Park.

Allsop made 34 appearances for Derby this season, but he is now set to move on and could become Cardiff’s fifth signing of the summer already.

Berge update

Sheffield United are said to be fighting to keep Sander Berge for another season.

The midfielder was heavily linked with a move away from Yorkshire last summer following the Blades’ relegation, but he ended up staying.

According to The Star, United are keen to do everything they can to keep Berge again this summer despite missing out on promotion.