– Keith Burt, Director of Football, Bristol City Football Club
With Louis [Carey], his experience and know-how is seen as important for what we believe will be a young squad.
With Cole [Skuse], he’s been an exemplary servant for this football club and we fully understand his reasons for moving on at this time in his career.
For Jon [Stead] the lure of playing back up north has been too strong and we wish him luck for whatever his future career holds.”
Bristol City Football Club have announced which players are leaving Ashton Gate at the end of the season:
- Jon Stead
- Cole Skuse
- Lewis Carey
- Dean Gerken
- Mark Wilson
- Brian Howard
- Matthew Bates
Long serving Robins player Louis Carey will be offered an extension to his contract, as will Tom Heaton and Lewin Nyatanga.
Bristol City have lost 2 - 1 to Crystal Palace, making it their sixth consecutive away defeat. Bristol Rovers lost 2 - 1 at home to Rotherham United in League Two.
The club will submit plans in the summer to redevelop Ashton Gate into a 26,000-seater, multi-purpose stadium which will be shared with Bristol Rugby Club. The club has struggled to get full approval for a brand new stadium at Ashton Vale.
In a letter on the club's website, the Managing Director John Lansdown says the plans would be deliverable in three years. They include:
- Completely new stands built where the Wedlock and Williams stands are currently sited
- Complete renovation of Dolman Stand and improvement of Atyeo Stand
- New on-site museum of sport, shop and 'Wedlock's Pub'
Bristol City football club is holding a press conference at 10am this morning, following the sacking of manager Derek McInnes
Stephen Lansdown, the owner of Bristol City football club and Bristol rugby club has formed a new company to run both clubs.
Bristol Sport Limited (BSL) will oversee the finances of both organisations under the guidance of new chairman Martin Griffiths.
– Stephen Lansdown
I said at the time of the acquisition there was a great synergy between the two clubs and that I intended for them to work closely together.
When Martin Griffiths said he would come on board I was delighted as it gave the company an independent business-focused leader, which is just what we need to develop the commercial opportunities and to keep a strong grip on the finances.
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