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QPR acquire Freeman from rivals Bristol City

Luek Freeman arrives from Bristol City. Credit: PA

QPR have signed Luke Freeman from Championship rivals Bristol City, the London club have confirmed.

Freeman, 24, has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at Loftus Road.

I’m really pleased to be here and to get the deal sorted in this window.

I feel there’s great potential for me to improve here as a player and kick on from what I’ve achieved in recent years with Bristol City.

I’m hungry, enthusiastic and determined to keep improving. I can’t wait to get going for QPR now.

– Luke Freeman

Hull hold on to get past Bristol City in League Cup

Michael Dawson and Harry Maguire scored for Hull. Credit: PA

Hull shrugged off their poor Premier League form to reach the last eight of the EFL Cup with a 2-1 victory at Bristol City.

The Tigers had lost all four league games since winning at Stoke in the previous round of the competition.

But goals either side of half-time from centre-backs Harry Maguire - his first for Hull - and Michael Dawson took the Tigers into the quarter-finals for the second successive year, despite Lee Tomlin's stoppage-time consolation.

Bristol City boss distances himself from Villa job

Lee Johnson is staying with Bristol City. Credit: PA

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson has distanced himself from the vacant Aston Villa job.

The 35-year-old is being tracked by Villa as they look to replace Roberto Di Matteo after sacking the Italian on Monday following a poor start to the season.

Johnson is on the club's list along with caretaker boss Steve Clarke, Brentford manager Dean Smith, Huddersfield's David Wagner and Steve Bruce, who is available after leaving Hull in the summer.

Former Oldham boss Johnson only joined the Robins on a three-and-a-half year deal from Barnsley in February and insisted he is happy at Ashton Gate.

"I always dreamed of being here and earning my stripes as a coach, so why would I want to leave when I'm so happy," he told the Bristol Post.

"I'm not going to comment on other things, I just wanted people to know how I feel. I'm fiercely ambitious, don't get me wrong, but my ambition is being channelled into Bristol City. This is my place.

"I have a really exciting group of players and I want to see where it can take us. Crowds are on the up at Ashton Gate, we have a fantastic revamped stadium and this is a club going places."


Aston Villa sign striker Kodjia from Bristol City

Championship side Aston Villa have snapped up striker Jonathan Kodjia from Bristol City.

The fee for Kodjia could rise to £15million, with the forward signing a four-year deal at Villa Park.

Bristol City signing England under-19s captain

Taylor Moore came through the ranks at Lens. Credit: PA

Championship side Bristol City have signed England Under-19's captain Taylor Moore from Lens.

The young centre-back has signed a three-year-deal at Ashton Gate after coming through the ranks at the French club.

This again shows our desire to bring in top-quality young talent.

Taylor has captained England Under-19s, which is one of the golden age groups for the current England crop.

He's very intelligent, has excellent potential. There aren't many young, English centre-halves around as good as he is, so we're delighted to have secured his services.

– Bristol City manager Lee Johnson

Bristol City bring in Chelsea youngster on loan

Tammy Abraham will spend a season in the Championship. Credit: PA

Championship side Bristol City have signed teenage striker Tammy Abraham on a season-long loan from Chelsea.

Abraham, who has made two first-team appearances for Chelsea, will wear the No.9 shirt and is available to face Wigan this weekend.

Tammy is a top class player who I believe has a very bright future in the game.

We’re delighted that all of the club’s hard work has paid off. He’s one we’ve been chasing for a long time and we’ve remained patient to get this deal over the line in time for the new season.

We’re very grateful to Chelsea and (manager) Antonio Conte for allowing one of England’s bright young talents to join us and we’re now able to give him the chance to showcase himself in the Championship.

– Bristol City manager Lee Johnson

Stoke forward Odemwingie joins Bristol City on loan

Odemwingie is heading to the West Country. Credit: PA

Bristol City have signed forward Peter Odemwingie on loan from Stoke until the end of the season.

Odemwingie, 34, restricted to eight appearances this season, will go straight into Lee Johnson's squad for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship game at Fulham.

"I'm delighted we've been able to bring someone of Peter's quality in. He'll provide us with experience and hopefully goals in one form or another," manager Johnson told the club's official website.

"I'm looking forward to working with him and he'll be available for us at Fulham."

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