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Posted Thursday, August 9th 2018

'I heard great things from Tammy'

Jay Dasilva says former City loanee Tammy Abraham played a part in his decision to make the temporary switch to BS3.

Chelsea’s twenty-year-old left-back Dasilva joins the City setup for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign, following two successful loan spells with Charlton Athletic. 

He follows in the footsteps of striker Abraham, who scored 26 goals in 48 appearances for the Robins during the 2016/17 season. In doing so, he became an instant hit with the City fans before his return to parent club Chelsea.

“I spoke to Tammy before coming here,” Dasilva told bcfc.co.uk.

“He spoke very highly of the club, he misses the place a lot because he enjoyed every minute while he was here. He loved the club, the fans and the city so he said I will enjoy my time here.”

Dasilva explored the stadium and got a feel for his new surroundings upon completing the formalities of his loan deal, which was completed today (August 9th).

He said: “My first impressions of Ashton Gate are how lovely it is, it’s a really nice stadium and after stepping out onto the pitch for the first time, I can’t wait to get back out there.

“It’s a nice pitch and I am sure there will be great fans so I am looking forward to my first game.”

The full-back already has an impressive CV, with three FA Youth Cups, a European Championship and two UEFA Youth League medals to his name.

He also helped the Addicks reach the League One play-offs last season but he now feels ready to make the step up to the Championship. 

Dasilva said: “I am very proud of what I have achieved at youth level but the ultimate goal is to achieve more at senior level so that’s what I am looking forward to.

“It was a great experience playing a lot of games and I enjoyed my time there [at Chalrton Athletic]. It was great for me as I gained a lot pf experience and game time but now I am ready to step up.”

He added: “I’ve heard great things [about City]; the gaffer (Lee Johnson) says there are a great bunch of lads here so I am looking forward to meeting them.”

WATCH: DASILVA'S FIRST INTERVIEW