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Bristol City set to secure deal for Swedish international defender

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Bristol City look set to announce the signing of Swedish defender Joel Ekstrand, according to the Bristol Post

The former Watford defender has been training with the Ashton Gate based club since the middle of August having been released by the Premier League club earlier in the year.

Ekstrand has seemingly now proven his worth and fitness to the Bristol City manager Lee Johnson though, with a contract now appearing to have been offered to the 27-year-old.

Ekstrand started his career in his homeland with Helsingborgs, before securing a move to Italian giants Udinese in 2011. A move to Watford on loan followed in the 2012/13 season, and he signed a permanent deal with the Hornets the following year.

However, a serious ligament injury has curtailed his progress at Vicarage Road, and with the club choosing not to renew his contract this summer, he now looks set to join Lee Johnson and his Bristol City team in the Championship.

Ekstrand has two caps for the Swedish national team having represented them at every level from the under-17’s onwards. The defender could make his debut for the Robins against Rotherham United in a week’s time, should the deal be pushed through.

Bristol City fans, what do you think to this signing? Is Ekstrand just what you need? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!


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