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James Crawley


Posted Wednesday, August 8th 2018

In brief: Pre-Bolton Wanderers (A)

Dean Holden and Niclas Eliasson gave their views ahead of City's trip to Bolton Wanderers this Saturday (August 11th, 3pm kick-off).

City's assistant head coach took questions on the transfer window, City's result against Nottingham Forest and looked ahead to the trip to the University of Bolton Stadium.

Meanwhile, in-form Eliasson has received praise for his recent performances.

Here's what they had to say:


  • Holden said it was great to return to Ashton Gate for last week's 1-1 draw with Forest and noted the amazing atmosphere generated by home supporters
  • He described Bolton as a good team with quality who will have their tails up after their win over West Brom last weekend
  • He added he can't wait to see City in action against them on Saturday
  • The new signings have adapted well and he has been impressed by the club's summer recruitment
  • He did not wish to comment on speculation surrounding City players, with the transfer window closing on Thursday night (August 9th, 5pm)
  • Injury update: Marley Watkins is training again after suffering from concussion, Bailey Wright expected to return to squad training on Friday after a thigh concern
Eliasson in action v Forest

Niclas Eliasson

  • The winger says he has been working hard and feeling good
  • He said he's feeling settled with City, a year on after signing for the club
  • He told the gathered press he just wants to continue improving and to create more opportunities for his teammates
  • Eliasson expects a tough game away to Bolton, adding a win there, following a good point at home last weekend, will be a great start to the season
  • He said he is enjoying his new relationship with Jack Hunt down the right side of the pitch



City return to Sky Bet Championship action when they travel to take on Bolton Wanderers on Saturday (3pm kick-off).