Bristol City have announced the signing of Andy King at the end of this week and it’s clear the midfielder is looking forward to getting started with a club that is clearly close to his heart and his family’s.
King has joined the Robins and will be looking to help them challenge for the play-offs next season, with a number of other former Leicester City players already involved at Ashton Gate.
Both Danny Simpson and Matty James are on the books with manager Nigel Pearson using his contact book effectively to help shape the squad into how he wants it to look.
And, that said, King has revealed in his first interview with the Robins how he had to call Pearson about the job once he’d been given it and also how he and his family have a special place for the club reserved in their hearts given they are supporters:
Happy chap. 😇
Andy King's first interview as a Robin! 👇 pic.twitter.com/Thpy23W0r7
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“The minute I saw Nigel Pearson got the job I thought straight away I’m going to have to call him,” said King.
“My family all support Bristol City, we all grew up supporting Bristol City. I’ve got memories of myself watching play-off finals, Johnstone Paint trophy finals and going to the games with my family so the minute I saw the manager come here I thought I’d love to play for him again.”
King is a top professional and a really experienced player so he should bring plenty to City both on and off of the field.
It’s clear he has a love for the club and a really decent relationship with the manager so there’s no reason why this move shouldn’t be anything other than a positive one for all involved.