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City pin hopes on defender as they welcome back former player

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Bristol City are pinning their Championship hopes on a defender who began his career at the club a decade ago.

Scott Golbourne joins the club from Wolverhampton Wanderers, as they seek to add to their squad ahead of Monday's transfer deadline.

They've secured the signing of the Wolves left back for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old first joined City as a schoolboy, and was a product of the academy before he made his debut at the age of 17.

After a brief spell in the first team, left to join Reading ten years ago and has since had a host of stints at Exeter City, Barnsley and Wolves.

But now the Bristolian is now back at Ashton Gate.

A cousin of another former defender, Matthew Hill, Golbourne has penned a two-and-a-half-year contract after undergoing a medical at Failand.

Scott is a Bristol lad and that’s important to us.

He’s a left-back. At the moment we’ve either got Joe Bryan, who’s more of an attacking force, or Derrick Williams, who is more of a defensive type. It’s about getting that balance in between.

Scott has been here before, he’s athletic and someone we need for this football club.

– John Pemberton, City interim boss

All the reaction to last night's West Country derby

Top of the table took on bottom of the table last night in a crucial West Country derby. Yeovil Town remain deep in trouble at the foot of League One after losing at home to top-of-the-table Bristol City.

City's Joe Bryan had this to day after the match.

But despite the grim outlook for Yeovil, manager Terry Skiverton remains positive.

Six-year-old Oskar will lead City out at Wembley

Oskar Pycroft leads out the team at Ashton Gate again Preston in November Credit: Bristol Sport

A six-year-old Bristol City fan with cerebral palsy will be returning to his unofficial team duties to lead the squad out at Wembley.

Oskar Pycroft will be first on to the famous pitch in his wheelchair in front of the team as they face Walsall in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final. The club have given their backing to a campaign to raise money for an operation in America which could help Oskar walk.

The youngster has currently raised just over £37,000 of the £50,000 needed. In November the youngster led City out ahead of their match against Preston North End, which saw the club raise £15,000.

He will join more than 50 supporters who will be trekking from Bristol to Wembley on March 22.

Oskar at home with Robbins Captain Wade Elliot Credit: ITV News

Oskar is thrilled to be leading his team out at Wembley. He didn't believe me when I first told him. Knowing him, he'll probably want to give the team talk too. Thanks to everyone who has got behind Oskar's campaign - we have been overwhelmed by your generosity. If we exceed the target, any extra funds will go towards helping local children who need similar surgery

– Lizzy Pycroft, Oskar’s mum
Bristol City Captain Wade Elliott pushes Oskar in front of thousands Credit: Bristol Sport

Oskar is so popular amongst the dressing room and I think it’s great that he’ll be leading us out at Wembley. It will be a great day for him and his family.

– Wade Elliott, Bristol City captain


Fans begin queueing for City v West Ham tickets

Former Bristol City winger Scott Murray has tweeted a photo with fans at Ashton Gate queueing for tickets for this Sunday's FA Cup fourth round tie with West Ham. Tickets go on general sale at 9am.

Season card holders and members have already claimed theirs. The stadium's capacity is limited to just 13,000 due to ongoing building work.

Queues at Ashton Gate this morning. Credit: Bristol City Football Club / Twitter

Cotterill glad to get record out of the way

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill was frustrated at his team's defensive lapses which cost them two points against Bradford City even though they set a new club record of 14 matches unbeaten since the start of the season.

Despite Aden Flint's double, City were twice pegged back at Ashton Gate but still extended their lead at the top of League One to six points.

Adomah transfer 'very close' to being completed

Adomah is set to play in the red of Middlesborough next season. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Middlesborough manager Tony Mowbray has told his club's official website that the transfer of Albert Adomah from Bristol City to 'Boro is 'either done or very very close to being done'.

Adomah arrived in Middlesborough yesterday before their 3-1 defeat to Accrington Stanley in the League Cup.

The move is expected to be officially completed later today.

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