With just five days to go before the 2021 summer transfer window, football clubs around the world are approaching the critical moment when it comes to their squad roster for the coming season.
Manager Nigel Pearson has shared his thoughts and expectations for the Robins and their possibility of doing late business on Thursday afternoon ahead of Saturday’s Severnside derby against Cardiff City.
True to form throughout the summer of being outwardly realistic throughout the window, Pearson confessed that the odds of anyone coming in aren’t high and they either don’t expect or demand. no new arrivals.
However, all late opportunities regarding transfer goals and only new hires who are better than what they have in the building are tracked.
There was also a hint that the loan market could still kick in, with Premier League clubs still assessing their own affairs and impact on their squads, before releasing players.
“No [I’m not expecting arrivals]. I’m not really too worried about it no matter what other people are talking about in this window, ”Pearson said.
“If something comes late it happens, but as it stands there is no intention to add, unless we bring a loan in one or two different positions that we looked at. But I’m not going to force the problem.
“I’m not going to bring people in for fun. Either we get the people we’re trying to bring in or we follow what we have. It’s pretty straightforward in my head. I’m not a fan of it. collecting players, ”said the manager.
If Bristol City are looking to loan a player, the Robins could still benefit from late decisions made elsewhere. Premier League clubs are expected to make players available in the final days of the window as top clubs bring in their own new signings.
Watford forward Troy Deeney was a player reported to be in the Championship squads market on Thursday night, with the possibility of a second tier move for young starlet Liam Delap, should Manchester City bring in Cristiano Ronaldo, after Stoke City were heavily linked earlier in the window.
There might still be a chance of a new arrival, albeit for a temporary period. If so, Bristol City supporters will expect more from Tammy Abraham than Lois Diony.
The other way around for Bristol City, Taylor Moore is likely to be on loan, with Pearson dismissing having a decision to be made on the player, saying: “When there is something to post about a player, you will normally hear it. “.
“I can understand other people’s perspective when they look at exits and entrances, but I would love the opportunity to build a team of players that will achieve success but also some kind of sustainability,” Pearson said. far on the subject.
“It’s a bit more in line with what we’ve done so far.
“I fully accept that people have different opinions, but I’m not just going to bring in players because people think we should have more players. I don’t really care about that, I’m just trying to pose the basics sure our team is here to stay.
“There will always be short-term purchases and loans that will fill the gaps, but the reality is that we have to produce players and we have to create a team that has a little bit of identity,” he added.
during this time Bristol Live understands young winger Marlee Francois is set to travel to Bath City on loan, as the Australia youth international gets a taste of men’s football in the Southern National League.
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