Josh Brownhill has stated that Marlon Pack has been a big miss for Bristol City since his departure to Cardiff in the summer transfer window.
The move came as a surprise to many, and saw Pack depart the Robins having spent six years at the club making just under 250 league appearances.
Pack was the captain of the Robins, although since his move to the Bluebirds, Brownhill has stepped up into the role of captaincy for the club as they search for a place in the Premier League.
Brownhill has stated that Pack has been sorely missed, although does insist that the Robins have replaced very well with their new arrivals.
Speaking to BBC Radio Bristol, Brownhill said: “I was very close friends with Marlon and I felt when he went it was a big loss as he’s a good player.
“For me I was quite surprised but it’s Marlon’s decision and, what goes on behind the doors, it’s up to him.
“He’s a good player, last season he was excellent and the year before, and I think he’s been a big role model for me, being at the club since the age of 20.
“I feel like we’ve missed Marlon a lot but I feel like we’ve replaced very well.”
Pack was always going to be a big miss for this Bristol City side, and with the injury problems that they’ve had this season, it probably feels like an even bigger void in the squad right now.
The Robins have only lost one game this season though, and are currently playing some good stuff, with Adam Nagy set to return in the near future to bolster their midfield options once more.
Pack was clearly a close friend to Brownhill and it’s nice how the midfielder still refers to the departed man as a role model, that shows just how much affect Pack had on the Bristol City squad during his time at the club.