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Rovers chairman scotches rumours about the club

The Memorial Stadium Credit: PA

Bristol Rovers chairman Nick Higgs has told ITV News West Country that there is no truth in the rumours of a company sort-out bid or approach for the club.

"I keep hearing about this so called consortium from various sources. Would somebody be kind enough to tell us who they are, as we are very curious to find out ourselves!"

I keep hearing about this so called consortium from various sources. Would somebody be kind enough to tell us who they are, as we are very curious to find out ourselves!

– Nick Higgs

Forest Green Rovers stay top of the table

Tonight's result Credit: ITV News

It was a two-all draw between Forest Green Rovers and Cheltenham in their National League derby at New Lawn.

The two sides have both made a great start to the season and remain first and second in the League.

Forest Green retained their place three points ahead of the Robins thanks to a late equaliser headed in by Kurtis Guthrie.

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Tonight's results in the West

City drew thanks to an equaliser from Aaron Wilbraham Credit: PA

On to football, and Bristol City were in action in the Championship tonight. They drew 1-all thanks to an equaliser from Aaron Wilbraham in the 81st minute.

In the National League, Cheltenham beat Macclesfield 2-0. But Forest Green Rovers couldn't make it ten out of ten. They ended their unbeaten run, losing 2-1 at Woking.

Tonight's results Credit: ITV News

Bristol City draw against Leeds United

Kieran Agard scored for City in the 89th minute Credit: PA

In football, Bristol City have picked up their first point of the new season.

They drew 2-2 with Leeds United at Ashton Gate. Kieran Agard scored for the Robins in the 89th minute followed by Aden Flint in quick succession.

Tonight's score Credit: ITV News

Steve Cotterill's men are now 22nd in the Championship table.

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Bristol City could pay a record-breaking £6 million for new striker

25-year-old Dwight Gayle would be joining City from Crystal Palace. Credit: Adam Davy/PA

Bristol City are set to smash their transfer record by signing striker Dwight Gayle from Crystal Palace.

Sky Sports News are reporting that a £6 million fee has been agreed between the two clubs, which could rise to £8 million with add-ons.

City were promoted to the Championship as League One winners in May but have been left largely frustrated so far this summer in the transfer market, despite already bringing in forward Jonathan Kodjia for €3 million

Gayle, 25, joined Palace from Peterborough in the summer of 2013 and has scored 18 goals in 24 starts.

Earlier this morning, City confirmed a season-loan for Leicester City goalkeeper Ben Hamer.

Captain says Bristol City are confident of success this season

Bristol Cityare making final preparations for the start of the new football season and life in the Championships.

After promotion from League One last season, Steve Cotterill's side will play Sheffield Wednesday this weekend.

Captain Aaron Wilbraham says the players are confident of further success this year.

Fans to stay away from City's game at Hillsborough

There were queues around the block for tickets for City's final games in League One Credit: ITV News

Bristol City fans have expressed outrage at the price of tickets for the side's first away game back in the Championship.

The board of Bristol City's Supporters Club & Trust have decided to stay away because they think £39 is extortionate.

Nobody’s calling for a boycott, we just think it is a step too far. We think many City fans will vote likewise and choose not to go. Maybe in that way Sheffield Wednesday will get the message that this is unreasonable. After all, it will only cost Reading fans £25 when they go to Hillsborough. Where’s the sense in that?

– Stuart Rogers, Bristol City Supporters Club & Trust

A spokesperson for Bristol City has issued this response

Ticket prices for this fixture are set by the home club and not by Bristol City FC. We will always look to set fair prices for supporters at Ashton Gate as we look to attract as many fans along as possible to support the team.

– BCFC spokesperson

The game will take place at Hillsborough on Saturday 8 August.

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