‘Whisper it quietly’ - Bristol City star likened to Alan Shearer amid impressive start to season

Bristol City forward Tommy Conway has earned high praise amid an excellent start to the season with the Robins.

Bristol City star Tommy Conway has earned high praise for his early season performances.

The 20-year-old already has 19 Championship appearances under his belt, and he has enjoyed an excellent start to senior football life.

Conway has scored six times, playing a key role in a very solid start to the season for the Robins, who are within a point of the playoffs after 10 games.

The youngster is the joint-fourth top scorer in the Championship, with only Oscar Estupinan, Joshua Sargent and Carlton Morris scoring more.

And amid Conway’s superb form, former Arsenal midfielder, Adrian Clarke, who is an EFL pundit, has waxed lyrical.

“Whisper it quietly, there’s a touch of the Shearer’s, a touch of the Kane’s about this boy because he’s got that nose for where balls are going to be put into the box, and he stays between the width of the post, that golden zone where most of the goals are scored,” Clarke said on the What the EFL Podcast.

“He puts himself in those positions very, very cleverly. I’ve studied all his goals he’s scored this season, his assists and his various contributions and the way he targets space inside the box, whether it’s in front of the marker or in between two defenders, he’s outstanding and it’s very natural.

“All five of his goals have come from close range and he’s a proper goal poacher. Talk of conversion rates - 35.7 per cent. He is really lethal. What you’re finding out there is he’s getting a better quality of chances and close to the goal.

Tommy Conway opened up on a number of topics. (Photo by Rogan/Fever Pitch)

“Three of his goals have been headers, equalling Richard Wood for most headed goals. He is a real poacher, all but one of his shots have come from inside the box.

“The other thing is his work rate, he’s a grafter and can close down centre-halves. And he looks after the ball, 84 per cent pass accuracy.

“For centre-forwards, that’s not normal. Most of them lose the ball because they’re under such pressure.

“He’s someone who can receive a pass and knock it off nice and simple. That’s the best pass accuracy of any striker that has three goals.

“He looks a player to me and he, Alex Scott and Antoine Semenyo - these guys are real prospects and part of the reason why Bristol City fans are really enjoying the season so far.”