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Key Bristol City figure reveals when contract decision will be made over duo’s future at the club

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The future of Bristol City duo Andi Weimann and Danny Simpson will be resolved in the next week, according to manager Nigel Pearson.

The two Robins are facing an uncertain future after coming to the end of their contracts at Ashton Gate, meaning that it remains unclear where they’ll be playing their football next term.

Bristol City revealed their retained list last month and confirmed that both Weimann and Simpson were in ‘ongoing discussions’ over new deals with the club.

Weimann started his career in England with Aston Villa before moving to Derby County where he spent three years before heading to Bristol City in 2018.

Since then the forward has made 101 appearances for the club, scoring 21 goals in the process – however a lengthy injury has limited him to just seven appearances for the club during the last season.

For Danny Simpson, his time at Ashton Gate has been much more short-lived.

The full-back only moved to Bristol City in March this year after several months as a free agent following his release from Huddersfield Town at the end of the previous season.

Since then the experienced player has made just four appearances for the club in the Championship.

Nigel Pearson is hoping to rebuild the playing squad at Ashton Gate and that’s why a decision will be made on the future of the two players in the coming week.

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The verdict

It’ll be very interesting to see if either player stay with Bristol City next season.

Andi Weimann and Danny Simpson will both offer real value to Nigel Pearson’s squad next term if they do stick around, but it remains to be seen if they’d be regarded as first team regulars.

With both players holding real experience it’s likely that the duo will want assurances over their playing time.

That could be pivotal in the outcome of their future which will be decided one way or another during the next week or so.


North East-based EFL writer and aspiring author

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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