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Bristol City round-up: Mark Ashton reunion confirmed, EFL pundit highlights concern, Dan Bentley update

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The end of the season likely cannot come soon enough for Bristol City fans, who suffered a 4-1 defeat to Millwall on Saturday.

The Robins’ recent results have been awful and it seems as though Nigel Pearson has got a massive job on his hands moving forward.

There’s just one game left of the 2020/21 campaign for them now but before the focus switches to that, here’s the late City news…

Andrew Rolls links up with Mark Ashton at Ipswich Town

The Robins announced a week ago that head of performance Andrew Rolls had left the club and it has now been confirmed that he’s linked up with Mark Ashton at Ipswich Town.

Ashton has left his role as City’s CEO to take up the same position at Portman Road and today it was revealed that Rolls would be joining him there.

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Keith Andrews raises concerns over Nigel Pearson and the current City squad

Pearson hasn’t quite had the impact that many were hoping he would on City’s results – winning just two of his 13 games.

Speaking on the Sky Sports EFL Podcast, Keith Andrews has suggested that the Robins’ “soft” dressing room may not be able to handle their new boss.

He explained: “I remember Nigel Pearson going into Watford and Watford players speaking about how honest he was, telling them the truth. He’s that type of fella.

“I’m not so sure Bristol City’s dressing room can deal with that, because I do think they are a tad on the soft side.”

Pearson addresses Dan Bentley’s omission 

Dan Bentley is a strong candidate for City’s Player of the Season award for 2020/21 but was absent against Millwall.

Given Southampton have been linked with him this term, that may have been cause for concern but Pearson has clarified his absence was not due to any issue with the player.

Speaking to the Bristol Post, he revealed it was because he wanted to have a look at Max O’Leary.

He added: “The goalkeeping position is no different to any other situation in terms of if I think I’m going to have a look at people to see how it bodes for the future, I’ll do it.”


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