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Bristol City players to refund fans after 5-0 defeat by Preston North End

Bristol City's players are to reimburse the ticket cost for away fans who travelled to Tuesday's game against Preston North End.

The Robins were defeated 5-0, which has left the club one point above the Championship relegation zone.

312 Bristol City supporters made the round trip from Bristol to Deepdale.

Currently, the club are 21st in the table, having won just four of their past 29 league games.

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Rover's manager Darrell Clarke "lost no sleep" over Matty Taylor transfer

Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke has said that he "lost no sleep" over Matty Taylor's Deadline Day transfer to local rivals Bristol City.

City signed Taylor, who scored 67 goals for Rovers, after triggering a release clause in his contract.

Clarke said that the transfer was "expected." He would have liked to seen a bidding war over the 26 year old, but confirmed there were only "one Championship club" interested in Taylor.

Various reports questioned how Bristol City came to know of Taylor's £300,000 release clause, a part of his contract which is not supposed to be public knowledge.

However, The Football League has told ITV News that they haven't launched a formal investigation into the transfer. This because no complaint has been made by Bristol Rovers in relation to the deal.

City manager Lee Johnson on Taylor move: 'I think it's brave'

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has spoken for the first time after the club signed Matty Taylor, 26, from local rivals Bristol Rovers.

Following City's 2-2 draw with Sheffield Wednesday, Johnson said that moving across Bristol was a "brave" move from Taylor.

Johnson identified Matty as a "poacher and goalscorer" and made clear that the Robins did there "due diligence" before signing the man who scored 67 times for Rovers on Deadline Day.

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