Bristol City fans have been calling for winger Niclas Eliasson to start for a while now, and they would have been excited to have seen that he was in the starting lineup on Saturday.
The Swedish winger has been at Ashton Gate since 2017 after signing from Norrkoping, and he has been used as an impact sub for the majority of his time on the English shores so far.
In just his fourth start of the league season on Saturday, the 23-year-old mesmerised the Robins supporters with his quick feet and his creativity as he left the 20,000+ fans purring over his performance.
Eliasson has proven that he is one of the more creative players in the Championship this season with six assists already to his name before Saturday, and he would have added to that total by directly assisting Ashley Williams’ goal at the end of the first half.
Every club needs a player that can get fans off their seats as well as get supporters through the door, and Eliasson is just that player.
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It has been a while since Bristol City supporters weren’t calling for the midfielder to start as his ability on the ball has been excellent for the Robins so far across the course of the season.
Eliasson has risen to fan favourite status at Bristol City and they will have been delighted with his inclusion in the starting lineup for Saturday’s game, even before putting in an excellent display.
City fans have recognised the talent that Eliasson possesses and him not starting in their 4-1 defeat away at West Brom last Wednesday was the final straw for many of them.
They called for the winger to be started by Lee Johnson against Huddersfield after the game, and they got their wish.
Having witnessed the performance of Eliasson on Saturday in their 5-2 win over Huddersfield, they would have been delighted with the winger that he was able to take his chance when starting and they will be hoping that Johnson decides to persist with him again.
Bristol City fans will be hoping that the Swedish youth international has done enough to be included in the starting lineup going forward, and they will be looking forward to seeing how Johnson lines up the Robins in their next game.