Bristol City assistant coach Dean Holden has revealed that no incomings or outgoings are close to being completed with the January transfer window continuing to tick along.
BristolLive were reporting from Holden’s pre-match press conference prior to the game against Barnsley at the weekend, where Holden reacted after being asked by any imminent signings: “Not that I’m aware of, both incomings and outgoings.
“Mark and Lee are working hard. As I understand at the moment, no more news.”
The Robins have already seen a few outgoings during the month, with Rodri being released from his contract, as well as Tyreeq Bakinson being loaned out to Plymouth Argyle at the start of the month, and attacker Sammie Szmodics being loaned out to League One side Peterborough United.
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The club have also brought back two of their youngsters from Forest Green Rovers this month, goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott and central midfielder James Morton both being recalled from their loans after a lack of game-time in recent months.
Lee Johnson and his recruitment staff have seen themselves miss out on two targets this month, with Rhian Brewster opting to join Swansea City on loan and Arsenal choosing to keep young striker Eddie Nketiah at The Emirates Stadium for the second half of the season.
Bristol City are right to be keeping their cards close to their chest in regards to transfer activity after seeing two targets slip away from them in recent times.
Lee Johnson and Mark Ashton will be working hard behind the scenes to try and strengthen their squad for a busy second half of the season, as they try to move up into the playoff places after an inconsistent run of form over the last month.