Bristol news Nigel Pearson aiming to streamline his Bristol City squad for next season PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Robins manager also says that the West Country men will continue to trade players in and out to make it to the top.

Bristol news Nigel Pearson aiming to streamline his Bristol City squad for next season PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Robins manager also says that the West Country men will continue to trade players in and out to make it to the top.

Bristol news  Nigel Pearson aiming to streamline his Bristol City squad for next season PremierLeague-News.Com
04 May 2021 - 18:17

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson has explained that he wants to work with a smaller squad next season. The Robins have 13 players out of contract in the summer and Pearson knows who he wants to retain, but has yet to inform the players of his decisions. The 57-year-old former Leicester City boss has already confirmed that he will not be changing his coaches but the playing squad is another matter, as he looks for 'hungry recruits and streetwise experienced players' too. City have used a total of 38 different players this campaign, including many youngsters with eight debuts handed out (a positive from a disappointing campaign otherwise: Sam Pearson, Sam Bell, Ryley Towler, James Morton, Owura Edwards, Tommy Conway, Saikou Janneh, Alex Scott.) Read More Related Articles Bristol City transfer news and rumours live: Rolls moves to Ipswich, backroom latest Pearson detailed what he hopes to achieve this season however, in a radio interview with Geoff Twentyman on Monday evening on the weekly Sound of the City programme. "There will be departures this summer, absolutely, and there will be additions," said Pearson to BBC Radio Bristol. "If seven or eight go then it doesn't mean that seven or eight will come in. I would prefer to work with a more robust, smaller squad to make sure competition is very keen amongst the players. "We've got to negotiate the current situation that we're in: that is we have a lot of players who are unavailable," explained the manager. Pearson added that he hopes to keep his best players at the club, but that on occasion players may be sold at times where it made sense to 'facilitates you to do other business'. Read More Related Articles Nigel Pearson confirms his Bristol City backroom coaching team as recruitment begins Read More Related Articles Former senior Bristol City backroom figure follows Mark Ashton to join Ipswich Town The Robins will look to continue trading their way to the top then, such as happened when Josh Brownhill left in January 2020, with Nahki Wells, Filip Benkovic and Marcus Henriksen. "Let's be honest, if I've not told players in private then I'm not going to go public," said Pearson when asked about the players out of contract this summer. "That's the first thing. Because of the circumstances now it's very hard to make those decisions now. We had a number of players play at the weekend who are out of contract who are playing for contracts. "It's not as straighforward as it normally would be.

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. Nigel Pearson at St Andrew's during Bristol City's defeat to Coventry "This summer is an opportunity for us to at least shape the squad and get it moving in the right direction. But you can never have designs on getting three or four players and get them signing for you. It doesn't work like that. There'll be strong competition out there. "Fortunately for us we're a very soundly run business. Although we won't be competing financially with some clubs, I'm a big believer in not breaking the bank to get one player in. "I would rather have a realistic competition within our squad of players where there is at least some equality. They're not all going to be on the same money but it's important that we all have a squad of players who are in the same sort of area earning-wise. Read More Related Articles Bristol City verdict: Roll on August after Robins thumped by streetwise Millwall "We're not going to go out there and break the bank to bring marquee players in. That's not what this club needs. This club needs at the moment to build the side in a sound way," he explained. Pearson says he wants to see his side play 'winning football' rather than any particular style, but explained that he preferred to see 'a dynamic team who can play in different formations' with fast attacking football where possible, using quick and aggressive players. He also said he wanted a more collaborative and positive environment at the club to help achieve success. Bristol City play Brentford in their final Championship game of the season, kicking off at an earlier 12.30pm on Saturday afternoon.

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