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I've Got Unfinished Business Here - Golbourne

Scott Golbourne always felt he had unfinished business at Ashton Gate.

The left-back has completed a permanent transfer from Wolves back to City, ten years after leaving the club for Reading.

Golbourne signed up for City’s Academy at the age of eight. He was 17 at the time of his switch to the Madejski Stadium, having mustered 15 appearances and one goal for the club.

Handed his debut under the management of Brian Tinnion, Golbourne departed soon after the Geordie, with Gary Johnson opting to sell the youngster in order to fund signings that could keep City in League One.

“It was a difficult decision (to leave) as I’d been at the Academy since I was eight,” Golbourne told Bristol City Player HD.

“You’ve always got in your mind that you want to play for the first team and you can’t really see past that when you’re in the Academy.

“I broke into the team and only played 15 games; it all seemed to end quite quickly. I always questioned whether leaving was the right thing to do.

“I didn’t feel like I got what I wanted out of my Bristol City career so for me it always felt like there was some unfinished business. I always thought if I did have the chance to come back I’d definitely take the chance.”

When John Pemberton came calling, Golbourne jumped at the chance to rejoin the club he still describes as “us”.

He grinned: “I was the kid with the BristolCity wallpaper, the bedding, the matching curtains and the lamp.

“It’s been part and parcel of my life growing up. My family are hardcore Bristol City fans. I grew up on Mickey Bell and Brian Tinnion – they were the left-sided crusaders when I was growing up.

“It’s bred in me if you like. I always use us when I talk about Bristol City and wherever I’ve been I’ve always kept a close eye on what’s going on at Ashton Gate. It’s an amazing feeling to be back and I’m confident we can do some big things here.

“I think we needed a few additions to the side and that should be more than enough to keep us in division, which is of huge importance because of the stadium, the plans and the ambition the club has.

“Hopefully I can be on hand to help us steer clear of relegation and give us something to build on for next season.

“I’ve come back with a lot more experience and probably a different player to what I was when I was here previous so hopefully I can bring some of that experience into the team and I’m looking forward to putting on a red shirt again.”

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