Date: 18th June 2018 at 7:00am
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On Friday Bristol City confirmed the arrival of Welsh international striker Marley Watkins from Norwich City.

The 27-year-old made the move for an undisclosed fee but it’s been reported as a £1million transfer and in signing his three-year deal, he reunites once more with manager Lee Johnson following their spell together at Barnsley.

Watkins is well travelled in the game and Bristol city become the seventh club he’s played for as he worked his way up the ladder having begun his career at Cheltenham Town but he’s certainly not a prolific striker, as in over 300 games to his name he’s only found the back of the net on 43 occasions.

Announcing his arrival at Ashton Gate, Johnson was obviously delighted with the capture of his former player and he knows exactly what to expect from him in terms of his team work and work ethic.

The player himself told the Official Site that he was attracted by the ambitions we had at the club.

“I’m really delighted with the move. It’s a massive club which is going in the right direction so it’s great to be a part of. I know there’s a great team spirit here and I’m looking forward to being a part of that. It’s good now to get some work in before everyone’s back and to impress. I want to be as ambitious as possible. This is a club which wants to be in the Premier League and it plays to a style which suits me. It’s faster paced, attacking and exciting which suits my style more. I’m looking forward to being a part of that.”

In amongst the reactions from fans to this news, topics such as the tracksuit featured, and a number of references to Albert Adomah, there were welcome wishes.

Others seem far from impressed and feel it’s another low-quality signing like recent years.

 

2 Replies to “Bristol City Fans Give Mixed Reaction To New Robin”

  • Never did really see how good Marley was. He was only a bit player at Norwich and Daniel Farke didn’t seem to rate him that much. On the few times I did see him play he looked fairly average. Maybe the move to BC will kick start his career again, he clearly didn’t settle at Norwich. Good luck MW.

    • I just vaguely remember some decent headlines when he was under Johnson (that sounds wrong) at Barnsley that got him the Norwich move. Don’t really know the player that well either, but it seems Farke had a few issues at Norwich as did others.

      If it works out, we win.

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