Aden Flint has described the summer gone by as stressful, as speculation surrounded his future at Bristol City, reports the Birmingham Mail.
Flint was perhaps one of the Sky Bet Championship’s most talked about names over the summer transfer window, with both Birmingham City and Leeds United pushing to lure the defender away from Bristol.
However, the Robins stood firm over their valuation of the defender and he remained at Ashton Gate beyond the end of August.
Reflecting on what has a hectic summer, Flint admitted that whilst he was flattered by interest from across the Championship, it had been a stressful time, he said: “It’s been a stressful few months with everything being up in the air.
“There has been a lot of interest, which is flattering. But I’ve just got my head down and worked hard.
“Some other people might have chosen not to speak to me, but the gaffer has been great throughout, keeping me informed of what was going on.”
Lee Johnson used the 28-year-old sparingly during the early stage of the season, as speculation surrounded his future at Ashton Gate.
However, Johnson handed Flint his second Championship appearance of the season on Saturday afternoon, with the defender lining up alongside Nathan Baker against Reading.
Flint scored the only goal of the game in the 84th minute, helping the Robins take a vital three-points away from the Madejski Stadium, which elevated them to ninth.
The Robins are back in Championship action this evening, when they face third placed Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.
It is no surprise to hear Flint describe his summer as stressful, with the defender’s transfer saga one that dragged on throughout the whole transfer window.
Both Flint and Bristol City will be pleased the window has shut and the defender can concentrate on helping Lee Johnson’s side build on a fantastic start to the season.
Flint’s partnership alongside Baker in defence could be key to the success the Robins have this year.
Bristol City fans… Let us know your thoughts!