Bristol City played what was hailed by many as their ‘performance of the season’ on Friday night as they eased past promotion-hopefuls Huddersfield Town by four goals to nil.
Goals from Tomlin, Abraham, Flint and Cotterill saw Bristol City move out of the relegation zone and up to 19th place with just 8 games remaining of the season.
With that being said they remain just one point clear of the drop zone and with important fixtures against fellow relegation-threatened sides Blackburn and Wolves still to be played, every game matters now more then ever.
One player that made a brief appearance on Friday night was youngster Josh Brownhill, who replaced goal scorer Lee Tomlin in the 81st minute after the ultimate fate of the game had already been decided.
The 21-year-old has made just 14 league appearances all season for the Bristol side, with 8 of them being from the bench, meaning he has had little chance to show off his ability to his new club.
Brownhill stared his footballing career at Preston North End in 2013 where he made 35 competitive appearances for the club, before joining Barnsley on loan in January 2016 until the end of the season.
During this short spell he transformed the League One side from fighting relegation to winning promotion to the Championship, helping his side to Wembley with his incredible vision and awareness in the centre of midfield.
After this spell, Brownhill returned to Preston, and in the summer of 2016 he requested to move clubs as he wanted to be playing more first team football.
After an impressive display at Barnsley it was no surprise that Brownhill was seen as a potential target by numerous clubs, and on the 3rd June, Josh Brownhill decided to join Bristol City for an undisclosed fee.
After seemingly being promised more first-team action by the newly-promoted club Brownhill has yet to be given that opportunity thus far in the campaign, and with just eight games remaining, Brownhill will certainly be wondering when his chance will come to prove that he has what it takes.
With the end of the season approaching means a chance for Brownhill to evaluate his options and possibly consider if he will be given more chances at a club elsewhere.
After already proving he has what it takes at Barnsley and at just 21 years of age finding a new club shouldn’t be hard for the midfielder, as he certainly appears to have some fantastic qualities.
At such a young age it is vital Brownhill gains as much experience as possible to improve on the field, and at the moment it doesn’t appear Bristol City are offering him those chances to improve.
If however Brownhill is enjoying life in Bristol and should wish to stay at the club in summer, then Lee Johnson should definitely be looking at offering the youngster more opportunities to prove his worth and earn a solid place in the starting 11.
So what do you think Bristol City fans? Should Brownhill be offered more of a chance at your club? Let us know what you think in the comments below!