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Engvall looking to make an impression

Gustav Engvall admits others' misfortune could be to his benefit as the Swede aims to make an impression in a squad currently lacking in strikers.

Injuries to Matty Taylor, Milan Djuric and Aaron Wilbraham has left Lee Johnson fielding Bobby Reid as a second striker in most pre-season friendlies to date, either supporting record recruit Famara Diedhiou or youngster Freddie Hinds.

However, Engvall has now returned from his successful loan spell at Djurgarden - where he netted seven times in 13 games - and looking to make his mark in the City squad.

Speaking exclusively to BCTV from the club's training base in Tenerife, Engvall said: "There are a lot of injuries at the moment and maybe that could mean an opening into the team for me.

"I'm glad to be back, to see all the lads again.

"Every footballer wants to play. I will keep trying to do my best here and hopefully the chance will come.

"It doesn't take one day to learn everything. I feel like I know the team, the lads and how Bristol City play.

"I'm 21 years old from Sweden but I feel good now and I want to play.

"We have good strikers in the team and it's up to me to do my best in training to show the manager what I can do."

Reports in Sweden and England have suggested Engvall is desperate to return to loan club Djurgarden for the remainder of the Swedish season, but the striker was quick to play down that newspaper talk.

He added: "One of the key parts of going on loan was to get games and show the manager what I can do.

"It got me to the Euros, where I played in the first two games. I'm glad to have had that opportunity.

"It didn't work out as we (Sweden) planned in the Euros. We went out in the group stage after a tough game with England.

"It's been good to be playing games and my confidence is high. It's good for me coming back here with that confidence.

"I want to help the team and get more minutes than last year.

"I'll chat through things with the gaffer soon. I'm glad to be here in Tenerife with the squad and I'm only focused on this trip and trying to do my best."

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