Bristol City have confirmed that Adrian Mariappa has signed a deal to stay at Ashton Gate until the end of the season.
Adrian Mariappa has extended his stay in BS3 until the end of the season. ✍️#BristolCity
— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) January 9, 2021
The experienced defender initially joined the Robins on a short-term deal back in November, and he has featured in seven games since.
And, he has clearly impressed Dean Holden with his influence on and off the pitch, as the Championship side announced on their official site that fresh terms have been agreed.
The challenge for the 34-year-old former Watford man will be to play his part as the side look to push for the play-offs. Holden’s men are currently four points away from the top six, after losing four of their last five games.
Given his experience, many fans see this as a very smart bit of business from the club, and they hope more new deals will follow with other players in the coming weeks.
Here we look at some of the reaction from Twitter…
Good but now need fam and Paterson to
— George (@George55968559) January 9, 2021
great now sign some players
— Alex🍋 (@aIexbcfc) January 9, 2021
Excellent news that 👏👏
— Bristol Oli (@BristolOli) January 9, 2021
— BCFCDrew (@TaylersonDrew) January 9, 2021
No issues with me, done well in the minutes he’s played so far and definitely the sensible option https://t.co/6HCuC9hgnT
— Charlie (@CharlieN2001) January 9, 2021
Wonder if we might see Taylor Moore going on loan if Mawson & Baker get fit – would have six CBs then. Probably not given Baker’s injury record, but might be considered especially as 5 were deemed enough by the club at the start of the season https://t.co/8m2Q8VGb4p
— The Exiled Robin (@TheExiledRobin) January 9, 2021
— MRLuckyCat (@UnLuckyLuckyCat) January 9, 2021