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Lee Johnson would be foolish to offload this Bristol City man amid Championship interest



League leaders Wolves are reportedly plotting a bid for Bristol City midfielder Marlon Pack, with Derby and Reading also rumoured to be interested in the 26-year-old. 

He only has one goal this season but has played in every league match for which he has been available as Lee Johnson’s side have stunned many pundits to go within two points and two places of automatic promotion.

Pack is not the most talented midfielder in the Championship but he is vital to the Robins for two reasons.

The first is that Johnson’s men are an incredibly tight knit unit, with great team spirit, where the collective is stronger than the individual.

The flipside of that is any loss to that group is going to have a larger impact than it would at other clubs – so it is vital that Johnson keeps his core group together.

Secondly, if Bristol City keep hold of Pack, convincing him to stay and that he has just as much chance of promotion at Ashton Gate as he does anywhere in the division, it would send out a message to the rest of the league.

That message is that they are serious contenders for the Premier League. This is not just a hot streak, they are a club with genuine Premier League aspirations and the players have bought into that.

It would ease fans’ fears that other players, such as Bobby Reid, might have their heads turned by potential suitors and also make them believe that they support a club that is destined for the top flight.

Bristol City have as good a chance as anyone of getting promoted and keeping Pack would make that statement loud and clear to the rest of the league.

Bristol City fans – how vital is Pack to you? Let us know in the comments below…

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Lee Johnson would be foolish to offload this Bristol City man amid Championship interest

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