Former Bristol City star takes first management role as five clubs eye Cardiff City freebie

All the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Bristol City and their Championship rivals as the summer window gets going.

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Bristol City are now pressing ahead with their plans for the new season.

The Robins had to settle for a disappointing bottom half finish this season, their first in four campaigns.

That’s not what Nigel Pearson will have had in mind, and it’s certainly not what he will be settling for in the coming season.

Big improvements are needed ahead of the new campaign, and City have already started work, snapping up the likes of Kane Wilson and Kal Naismith.

As the work to improve the current squad continues, we have rounded up all the latest news and rumours from Ashton Gate to the rest of the Championship.

Rosenior lands job

Former Bristol City star Liam Rosenior has agreed to take a manager’s role.

Rosenior has won the race to be appointed the next Blackpool boss, leaving his assistant role at Derby County in the process.

The 37-year-old begun his professional career at Ashton Gate, and the role at Bloofield Road will be his first in senior management.

Vaulks chase

Stoke City are said to be one of five clubs racing to sign soon-to-be former Cardiff City midfielder Will Vaulks.

It was announced last week that Vaulks will be released by the Bluebirds this summer, and it seems he won’t be short of options.

The midfielder is being chased by Stoke, Huddersfield Town, Luton Town, QPR and Sheffield Wednesday, according to The Star.

Gyokeres interest

Coventry City are said to be fighting to keep hold of Viktor Gyokeres this summer.

That’s according to Football Insider, who say the Sky Blues have already rejected an approach from Middlesbrough.

The Swedish frontman has scored 17 goals in 46 league appearances for Coventry, and it’s also claimed he is a target of Fulham’s following their promotion to the Premier League.

Coventry will be desperate to keep hold of Gyokeres this summer.