Elliott has paid City a visit with his Cheltenham side
Former Bristol City star Wade Elliott is delighted to see his old club maximising their potential off the pitch.
Elliott spent two years with the Robins during the final years of his career, initially joining on a loan spell in 2014 before spending a year as a permanent player.
It was a double to remember for the Robins, and few players will be remembered so fondly for such a brief spell at the club.
These days, Elliott is in charge of Cheltenham Town, and he led his side against City in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday at the Robins High Performance Centre.
And speaking about the facilities, he said: “It's my first time here since the new buildings and the new pitch, Scott gave me a tour, and it's seriously impressive.
“I drive past here because I live five minutes away. I see it from the outside all the time, but this is my first time being in.
“It's really pleasing. I don't want to say I'm part of the family, I'm a sort of long, lost cousin, but they were talking about the training ground and the new stadium developments for years, so to finally see it come to fruition is really pleasing.”
The former midfielder added: “I talked about the potential of the club for years and years. There have been big steps forward towards utilising it. It's pleasing for me.
“It was a five or six minute drive for me today.”
City went on to win 2-0 against their lower league visitors, with George Tanner and Tommy Conway on the scoresheet.
The Robins are next in action against Portsmouth next Tuesday.