Bristol City summer signing George Tanner is set to make his debut against QPR today, which has caused a stir among fans of the South West club.
The 21-year-old joined from Carlisle United late in the summer window to bolster Nigel Pearson’s options at right-back.
The Robins were held to a 1-1 draw by Luton Town in midweek after a late equaliser and will be looking to bounce back on the road against the R’s, which will not be an easy game as Mark Warburton’s side have made a strong start to the season.
Nigel Pearson has made two changes to his side for the game with Tyreeq Bakinson coming in to replace teenager Alex Scott in midfield and Tanner in for Zak Vyner at right-back.
The defender turned heads with his performances for Carlisle last season, impressing both going forward and defensively, and Robins supporters will get their first look at him in a red shirt today.
That seems to have excited large swathes of the fanbase, with many City supporters taking to Twitter to voice their thoughts…
TANNER 🤩 https://t.co/X0H0TJ2744
— Albert 🏴 (@AlbertBCFC) September 18, 2021
Baker at LB again😭😭
GEORGE TANNER THOUGH🤩 https://t.co/Ns0KxcJxfu
— Harry (@HRacingGreen) September 18, 2021
Trial by fire for Tanner https://t.co/6H1Fqayqbq
— Tom Rawle (@tomxrawle) September 18, 2021
Good luck to George Tanner on his debut👍 COYR🔴⚽️ https://t.co/NyhIaNJdZx
— One Team in Bristol📕⚽️ (@otibfanzine) September 18, 2021
Really interested to see how Tanner gets on. Seems like a player with attributes that could be real use to us
— BenBCFC (@BristolcityF) September 18, 2021
Nice too see Tanner and Bakinson starting, good luck today 🤞🤞
— Alwaysright (@Alwaysr61244358) September 18, 2021
tanner starts get in
— beau allen (@bcfcbeau) September 18, 2021
— Alex🧟♂️ (@AMarshy21) September 18, 2021