Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has delivered his final thoughts on the January transfer window as he prepares his side for their Friday night clash with Birmingham City.
It was a window which saw plenty of change take place at Ashton Gate with significant sales in the form of Josh Brownhill and notable arrivals in Nahki Wells.
And although Johnson admits he would have loved to have kept hold of his captain, he says he was pleased with how things played out.
“I’m very happy with the players that are coming,” he told his pre-match press conference on Tuesday afternoon, reported by The Bristol Post.
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“If you look at the Brownhill situation, if you’d have given me the option to keep him and sign Wells I would have taken it. But it represents good business for the club.
“It’s a Premier League move for a player that deserves it.”
Brownhill left City for Premier League Burnley during January, putting an end to his four year spell with the club during which he racked up over 160 appearances.
Coming the other way, however, was Wells who had been in excellent form with Queens Park Rangers during his loan spell over the first half of the season – netting 13 goals in 26 games.
Johnson is pretty spot on with what he says here.
It sounds like they got an excellent deal for Brownhill and considering they were able to bring Henriksen in as well as retain the likes of Massengo, Nagy and Smith, I don’t think they will struggle there.
As far as striking recruits go, they do not come much better than Wells. He is in the best form of his career at the moment and could well prove to be the difference in City winning promotion and not.