Date: 10th July 2017 at 12:19pm
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Lee Johnson is to hold talks with trialist Aaron Pierre.

A decision on the out-of-contract Wycombe defender, who has been on trial with Bristol City for a week, should be known within 24 hours.

Pierre played in both pre-season friendlies against Guernsey FC and Bristol Manor Farm and Johnson, as he told the Official Website he would after these two games, will now ‘have a conversation’ with the central defender.

He said: ‘I need to talk to Aaron. I always said I would have a conversation with him after the two friendlies. I thought he did very well at Manor Farm.’

The problems Johnson has to contend with and take into account is the fact Pierre hasn’t played at Championship level before. Pierre also has offers on the table from three or four other clubs so the boss can’t wait too long.

Johnson does feel Pierre has Championship qualities though.

‘There are always difficult decisions to make; to bring him in or not; whether to put an offer on the table because he has got three or four offers from other places. He`s a lovely character and a great guy to have around. It`s hard to tell because he hasn`t been tested at Championship level but he`s certainly got qualities that are Championship.’

I could be wrong, but there’s a suggestion Pierre isn’t going to be offered a deal? But we’ll find out soon enough.

Meanwhile, Milan Djuric is contracted to Bristol City but Johnson has admitted his concern about the forward and his latest groin problem.

Djuric played 45 minutes of the Guernsey friendly win but sat out the Bristol Manor Farm victory at the Creek as a precautionary measure having suffered a double hernia problem last season.

The Bosnian will now see a specialist.

Johnson told the Official Website: ‘Towards the end of last season Milan had a bit of an issue with his groin. He just felt it again (after the Guernsey game), so it was precautionary that we didn`t play him at Manor Farm. We are a little worried about it and we`ll have to send him to the specialist, just because it`s an underlying problem and not a unique one.’