A Bristol City update has emerged via The Bristol Post regarding the future of midfielder Sammie Szmodics, who is currently out on loan with Peterborough United.
Szmodics was brought to Ashton Gate in the summer from Colchester United after impressing in League Two but failed to break into the Robins side during the first half of the season.
As a result, the club agreed to let him leave on loan in the January window, a move which has seen him reinvigorated, netting four times in nine games and assisting four too.
Writing in his Q&A (15:17), Bristol Post reporter Gregor MacGregor send in response to a question on Szmodics’ future: “Assuming no promotion, we’ll likely see a remodelled midfield: Walsh, Morrell and Szmodics, competing with Nagy, Massengo and Smith for first-team places.
“Unless any are sent out for a Championship-level loan, as happened with Vyner last season. But Lee Johnson is a big fan of Szmodics and he has a key part to play in City’s future.”
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A 1-1 draw with Fulham on Saturday afternoon saw The Robins keep tabs with the race for the play-offs, sat just one point adrift of Preston North End in sixth.
Nahki Wells fired Lee Johnson’s men into the lead in the 70th minute, getting himself into the perfect spot to head home from Pedro Pereira’s nodded pass.
But this was not going to be the day their winless run came to an end. With six minutes of the 90 remaining, Tom Cairney fired home from the edge of the box to ensure the spoils were shared.
I think this will please plenty of Bristol City fans who have been concerned about their lack of creative spark this season.
It doesn’t excuse how little Johnson has used those creative players at his disposal so far this season, however, with the likes of Kasey Palmer and Niclas Eliasson frequently left on the bench.
But the fans were frustrated when Szmodics was sent out on loan but at least they now know that the likelihood is they will see him play.