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Atyeo Statue On View This Weekend

Bristol City fans will have an opportunity to view a scaled-down model of the proposed John Atyeo statue for the first time this weekend.

City's Supporters Club and Trust commissioned Liverpool-based sculptor Tom Murphy to create a one-and-a-quarter life-size statue of the club's most famous player last year.

And the completed work is set to be unveiled when work on the Ashton Gate stadium redevelopment comes to an end in the Autumn of 2016.

Murphy, who has also produced the Hillsborough Memorial and statues of Billy Fury, John Lennon, Bill Shankly and Dixie Dean, has visited Bristol on several occasions to consult with fans since accepting the commission.

He has now completed a two-and-a-half-foot model of the statue and a bust, which will be on display in the Sports Bar at Ashton Gate before Saturday's sold out home Championship game against Fulham.

Members of the Atyeo family will be present, along with the sculptor himself, to discuss the project with supporters.

Murphy plans to commence work on the statue itself next month and it is scheduled to be completed within 12 months.

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