The out-of-contract right-backs Bristol City could sign - including West Ham man
Right-back is an area of the pitch that Bristol City have looked to strengthen in
Bristol City have a decision to make on whether to continue their search for a right-back after the addition of Kal Naismith.
Naismith joined on a three-year deal from losing play-off finalists Luton Town in what is a good bit of early business for the Robins, following Oxford United’s Mark Sykes who was the first player through the door.
The 30-year-old can play anywhere across the back-line as either a left-back, right-back or even as a centre-back and captained Nathan Jones’ men on a number of occasions as they became the surprise package of the 2021/22 season.
Given the number of options at centre-back after Timm Klose’s new deal, it’ll be interesting to see where the Scotland international ends up playing as Jay Dasilva has cemented his side down the left flank.
Naismith hasn’t come here to just sit on the bench and is that ‘experienced’ Championship player that Nigel Pearson was looking for so expect him to stake a claim for a starting spot.
But right-back or specifically wing-back is an area that was an issue last season and a further signing in that position could really fix the issues of what was a leaky defence last season.
Given how the first two signings have been free transfers, we’ve scoured the list of free agents or those that will be out of contract come the end of the month to see whether they’d be a bit.
Below are the players we’ve found that could be a good match for City with some more ambitious than others.