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Giefer Vows To 'Destroy Every Mistake'

Fabian Giefer is determined to ease the pressure on the City defence after joining the club on loan for the remainder of the season.

The German goalkeeper arrives from Bundesliga side Schalke 04, where injuries have prevented the 26-year-old from appearing in a competitive game for two seasons.

Now fit and ready to play, Giefer wants to offer security to his new team-mates.

“I want to give my team the feeling that there is a guy in goal who will try to destroy every mistake that someone makes,” he told Bristol City Player HD in an exclusive first interview.

“It’s a great feeling and it’s a pleasure to be here. I’m very happy that we’ve finished the deal.

“I got the call and spoke to the gaffer, and then I had a few days to make my decision.

“I’ve been searching for a club who can give me more time on the pitch and Bristol City have given me that chance.

“I’ve had two years with a lot of injuries, but now I have found a great club and hope to play some games here.

“It’s not nice to be injured, but you can also learn a lot in that time and look at things beside football.

“English football is a big challenge. It’s a bit different to German football, but I’m very excited for what will be a great experience for me.

Giefer already knows compatriot Jens Hegeler, a fellow January recruit, after the pair grew up together in the youth team at Bayer Leverkusen.

“I spoke to Jens, but that was not the main reason for making this decision,” he explained.

“When I talk to him we must try not to speak much German because we have to learn English as fast as we can!

“That way we can talk to the whole team and have a good feeling together on the pitch.

“I’m very excited and looking forward to my first game on Saturday.”

City are awaiting international clearance to discover whether Giefer can be involved in the Sky Bet Championship clash at Nottingham Forest on Saturday (3pm).

 

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