New City manager, Steve Cotterill's revealed City had to fight off stiff competition to secure him
Bristol City have parted company with head coach Sean O'Driscoll with immediate effect as the team languishes 22nd in the League One table
Middlesbrough have confirmed the signing of winger Albert Adomah from Bristol City for an undisclosed fee
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has raided his old club Bristol City to sign defender Liam Fontaine on loan.
The 27-year-old has joined the Huish Park club until January 1st 2014.
It's the third time Johnson has signed the centre-back. He took the former Fulham trainee on loan in his previous spell as Glovers manager in 2004, and again when he became City boss two years later.
Bristol City have also signed Derby County defender James O'Connor and Nottingham Forest winger Stephen McLaughlin on loan until January.
28-year-old O'Connor played under City head coach Sean O’Driscoll at Bournemouth and Doncaster Rovers.
Staying with football. Bristol City have been drawn against local rivals Bristol Rovers in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
It'll be the first time the two sides have met since 2007 - when Rovers knocked City out of the same competition.
Bristol City have been drawn against local rivals Bristol Rovers in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
It will be the first time the two sides have met competitively since 2007 - when Rovers knocked City out of the same competition in the two-legged area final.
England debutant Rickie Lambert scored the goal at the Memorial Stadium to send Rovers through to the final in Cardiff 1-0 on aggregate.
Cheltenham Town also have a West Country derby as they've been drawn at home to Plymouth Argyle - their opponents at Whaddon Road this afternoon.
Swindon Town received a 'bye' into the next round.
The games will be played in the first week of September.
Bristol City Head Coach Sean O’Driscoll was full of praise for Albert Adomah :
“I cannot fault Albert’s attitude over the past couple of weeks. It would have been easy for him to be distracted by the uncertainty of his own future but he never let that affect him in training or the two friendly games he played. We wish him all the best.”
– Bristol City Head Coach Sean O’Driscoll
We are sorry to see Albertgo, but his departure is not a surprise and we have been planning for it all summer.
If he had stayed it would have been fantastic but wetotally understood his situation and had to act in the best interests of theclub.
In total, Albert Adomah made 136 appearances for City, scoring 17 times. He was also crowned Player of the Year by the club’s supporters in 2011.
– Bristol City Managing Director Jon Lansdown
Albert has been a joy to watch and a pleasure to work with over the past three years.
His level of professionalism and courtesy is a credit to himself. I personallywish him all the best for the future and hope to see him go on to play in thePremier League.
Bristol City's Albert Adomah has joined Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee.
The 25-year-old, who was in the last year of his contract, has penned a three-year contract to complete the switch after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical at Boro’s Rockcliffe Park training complex.
It brings to end the Ghana international’s three-year association with City, having joined in the summer of 2010 from Barnet for a tribunal set £140,000.