Summer is always the right time for a player to begin a fresh start in new surroundings as they look to put their previous time at a club behind them.
There will be players up and down the country that eye a fresh start and a move away from their current location when the summer transfer window opens.
The same will be happening at Bristol City in a couple of months when the Robins decide to move some players on, whether it is their choice or not.
Here are two Bristol City players that will surely be eyeing up a fresh start with the summer in sight…
The 29-year-old forward signed for the club in the summer of 2018 from Norwich City but things have failed to take off for him at Ashton Gate.
He has netted three goals in 24 appearances across the past 20 months as he has had to make do with a spot on the bench or in the stands when Saturday rolls around.
The striker looked like he had forced himself back into Lee Johnson’s plans over the festive period when he was handed a chance in the starting lineup on the right wing.
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Watkins was taking his chance when he netted the opener against Luton Town on December 29th but a calf injury sustained against Wigan Athletic has curtailed his season and seen him fall away from the matchday squad again.
The experienced forward still has 15 months to run on his contract at the club but he could be eyeing up a fresh start in the summer to get his career back on track.
The centre-back only made four appearances during the first half of the season as he struggled to break into the starting XI at Ashton Gate.
The signing of Ashley Williams last August pushed him further down the pecking order and he was forced to watch on from the bench or the stands.
He was sent out on loan to League One side Sunderland in the January transfer window and made a good start to life with the Black Cats before an injury which looks to have ruled him out for the rest of the season.
The Australian’s contract is set to expire in the summer and it is unlikely that the 27-year-old would want to remain at the club unless he was guaranteed to get minutes under his belt.