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Engvall returns to Djurgardens on loan

Gustav Engvall has returned to Djurgardens on loan for the remainder of the Swedish season.

The City striker scored seven goals in 13 games for the Blue Stripes in a three-month spell earlier this campaign.

Engvall, whose loan will expire on November 30th, is still in the running to finish as the division’s top scorer.

Djurgardens are third in Allsvenskan, 13 points behind runaway leaders Malmo with 12 matches to play.

City head coach Lee Johnson said: “Gus just wants to play. He has a good relationship with the club and did very well there, scoring seven goals in 13 games.

“He’s right up there with the top scorers in the division. He’s only just turned 21 and he’s still young, so for him at the moment it’s better to be playing regular football than to be getting ten or 15 minutes off the bench now and again.

“We have to do what’s right by Bristol City, but we also have to do what’s right by the player. Given the fact we’ve brought Niclas (Eliasson) in and we have Matty Taylor and Milan Djuric on their way back in the next week or two, it’s probably the right time.

“He’s definitely got qualities – he’s got top-level movement and he can finish. He can be physically strong, but the Championship is very physical and at the moment he’s probably just a bit short of that confidence or physicality.

“When he goes back to Sweden he lights the place up and he walks six foot tall. There’s a big difference in the divisions tempo-wise.

“Every time we get Gus back he gets a little bit better. If he was one we’d brought through our Academy, everyone would be really excited about him.

“The fact that we paid money for him simply means he’s got an opportunity at Bristol City, which he will get at some point in the future.”

 

WHAT HE SAID

"For him at the moment it’s better to be playing regular football than to be getting ten or 15 minutes off the bench now and again."

Lee Johnson

Engvall has already scored seven goals in 13 games on loan at Djurgardens this season

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