Date: 28th June 2018 at 3:13pm
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With confirmation of Aden Flint’s switch from Bristol City to Middlesbrough this week, the initial reaction from some fans involved the dreaded ‘relegation’ word given Flint’s importance to our backline and his contribution at the other end of the pitch as well.

Having moved for a reported £7million as the 28-year-old brought down a five-year curtain at Ashton Gate, fans weren’t also best pleased with the size of the sum negotiated, especially when you factor in some of the transfers that have already taken place this summer and the sums others have been moving for.

With Flint not getting a proper opportunity to say goodbye to the fans given the time of the year, he did release a statement on his official Twitter feed which has certainly gone over well with the fanbase.

Thanking supporters for their backing of him through the last ‘very special five years’ he spoke about his highlights at the club and obviously 2014/15 promotion featured in that, as did last season’s Cup run.

Fans responded in kind with well wishes of their own.