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I can't wait for the season to start - Engvall

Gustav Engvall says he’s ready to play his part for City in 2017/18.

The Swedish striker made just six appearances for the first team last season, following his summer move from Gothenburg.

Still only 21, Engvall returned to his home country to enjoy a prosperous loan with Djurgardens, for whom he scored seven goals.

It was always the plan for the loan deal to be halted in July to allow Engvall to join his City team-mates in Tenerife, and last night he bagged a brace as Lee Johnson’s men lifted the Johnson Cup with a 3-0 win at Cheltenham Town.

“It was a long time ago that I played in front of the City supporters (in England),” the striker told BCTV. “I was very pleased to score two goals."

Gustav Engvall celebrates at Cheltenham Town

WHAT HE SAID

“I’m feeling confident from my time in Sweden on loan with the goals I scored and now I want to take that into English football."

Striker Gustav Engvall

CONFIDENCE IS FLOWING

“I felt like I took my chance. It was a great ball from Joe (Morrell) for my first goal and I got a good touch on it to get past the keeper and score.

“For the second, it was a good header from Callum (O'Dowda) and I actually thought the keeper would save it but I was ready at the back post.

“I’m feeling confident from my time in Sweden on loan with the goals I scored and now I want to take that into English football.

“I’m just excited for the start of the season now. It’s less than two weeks away and I can’t wait to get started.

“I feel good; I can run for ages! I’m pleased my fitness is good."

INTERVIEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS ON BCTV

DIFFERENT STRIKING PARTNERSHIPS

Engvall played the first half alongside summer recruit Famara Diedhiou, the club’s £5.3m record signing, before linking up with eight-goal pre-season star Bobby Reid in the second period.

He added: “Alongside Famara perhaps I drop a little more, but with Bobby I will stay up and he drops back.

“I can play both roles; Bobby is very good on the ball and it allows me to run in behind. With Famara, I’m happy to play him in and get up to support when I can.

“I have many parts to my game and I just want to play.”

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