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Cotterill Offers Update On Transfers

Steve Cotterill has provided an update on his ongoing pursuit of transfer targets.

The manager has been working tirelessly behind the scenes over the summer to strengthen his double-winning team, recently welcoming striker Jonathan Kodjia to Ashton Gate for a fee of €3m.

Cotterill was speaking after last night’s friendly at Yeovil Town in which he opted against using any of his six substitutes – three of which were teenagers from the club’s Academy.

“I would’ve liked to have added to our numbers at the back end of the season, as we did last year,” the manager told Bristol City Player HD. “It would’ve been nice to have picked one or two off.

“However, that hasn’t happened. I’m not about to go into the whys and the wherefores about that, but we’re in the market and we’re looking at numerous targets – probably like the rest of our competitors.

“We only want to bring in players who we feel can enhance the squad. We could’ve had two teams here tonight if I’d picked everybody who has been available to come to Bristol City, but I’m not sure it would’ve improved that performance.

“We’ve managed to get Jonathan, and I think over a period of time he’ll do well for us. When you think of getting him for an initial £2.1m, and we’ve been quoted £7m plus for a striker in England, it’s become a very difficult market.

“There’s a spike in it at the moment that probably won’t come down until the last couple of days in August, when there’ll be a mad rush before the window slams shut.

“Then it’ll open again seven days later when there may still be more players available to us in the loan market.

“But I don’t think we can overlook the very young side we put together 12 months ago that stormed to the title and did very well in the cup games.

“They deserve an opportunity in the Championship and I’m with them one hundred per cent.”

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