How Championship wage bills at Bristol City, West Brom, Sheff Utd Burnley, Boro and Co compare - according to website: in pictures
The Robins have yet to sign a player in the January transfer window - but what’s the state of their Championship rivals?
Bristol City have yet to make any signings in the January transfer window, and are unlikely to unless a big money sale happens, which could be of detriment to the team.
The Robins are eight points clear of the Championship relegation zone and things are looking up rather than down at the minute with a six-game unbeaten run across all competitions. Nigel Pearson's men have managed to overcome a period of pressure at the right time, and the quicker they can distance themselves from the drop the better.
Before the January transfer window was opened, Nahki Wells committed his future to the club by signing a new two-year contract, which keeps him at Ashton Gate until the summer of 2025. Six other players have been offered new deals whilst owner Steve Lansdown has reportedly offered a new deal to in-demand teenager Alex Scott.
Wages play a big part when it comes to transfers, as when there isn't a fee involved in the player, it can sometimes mean that the player can demand more, though at other times they are a free agent for a reason, and clubs can offer what they seem necessary.
Analytics website Salarysport.com has a list of all 24 Championship teams including promoton-chasing Burnley and Sheffield United who are on a good run of form, as well as Bristol City's FA Cup opponents West Brom. The website believes that the Robins are paying £218,500 a week to their players.
How does the figures compare to the rest of the division, and does it stack up with the current standings? Here's a Championship table compiled by reported wage bills.
Note: SalarySport retrieve their data through team and player press releases, as well as being confirmed by widely circulate articles from top tier publications, industry experts and team insiders, as well as ‘accurately and reliably’ sourced encycolpdias and databases.