Players that have the ability to make things happen and get fans on their feet will always be popular at Ashton Gate and Jamal Campbell-Ryce was no exception.
The winger spent two years with the Robins and while he failed to provide the number of goals and assists that he did for Barnsley, his quick feet and confidence ensured there were still some dazzling moments.
Campbell-Ryce’s time in BS3 came to an end in July 2012 when he joined Notts County on a free transfer and it’s been an eventful eight years or so for the former Jamaica international.
He spent a very fruitful few years with the Magpies in League One, scoring 11 goals and providing 18 assists across two campaigns, before making the move to Sheffield United in 2014.
Spells at a string of other EFL clubs would follow before the 37-year-old retired as a player this summer, having begun the transition into full time coaching after spending last season as a player-coach at Colchester United.
The winger helped the U’s win promotion back in 2006 and more than a decade later he’s working with the next generation of footballers at the club.
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Speaking on the Ipswich Fanzone podcast in the summer, Campbell-Ryce revealed that he is doing his coaching badges at the moment and had even returned back to Ashton Gate to learn off former Robins boss Lee Johnson, who was a teammate of his during his time with City, before his sacking.
Coaching hasn’t been his only focus since hanging up his boots either, as the former Blades player can often be heard on talkSPORT commentating on the Yorkshire club’s games.
His career as a player may have come to an end but clearly, Campbell-Ryce’s involvement with the game won’t be anytime soon.