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‘Should’ve built the team around him’ – Many Bristol City fans reflect on ‘criminal use of a fantastic talent’

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Lee Trundle’s spell at Bristol City may have only lasted two seasons but it certainly appears he left a lasting impression in the hearts and minds of many Robins fans. 

City snapped up the forward from Swansea City for £1 million in 2007 on the back of three sensational seasons with the Welsh club, which saw him score 62 goals and provide 25 assists.

Trundle didn’t manage the same sort of production for the Robins but he played a key part in their run to the play-off final in the 2007/08 campaign – featuring 41 times and adding six goals and two assists.

Among those goals was his famous strike against Crystal Palace in extra-time in the play-off semi-final second leg at Ashton Gate.

When he was on song, Trundle was a devastating player that could produce real moments of magic but his stay with the Robins was not all plain sailing.

The forward didn’t have the same amount of impact in his second season at City, scoring just once in 19 appearances, and spent a brief spell on loan at Leeds United.

In August 2009, Trundle rejoined Swansea on loan – a move that would signify the end of his time with the Bs3 outfit.

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Reached the play-offs.

The 43-year-old now plays for Welsh side Ammanford but it appears he remains a very popular figure among the Ashton Gate faithful, many of whom have taken to Twitter to voice their thoughts…


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