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Posted Friday, May 18th 2018

Janneh signs for the Academy

Bristol City are delighted to confirm the signing of Saikou Janneh, who joins the club’s Academy.

The Gambian-born 18-year-old striker has been working hard to earn his place at the City setup, following a recent trial with the club.

Janneh, who has previously played for Bath College, Clevedon Town and Cadbury Heath, put to pen to paper on a new contract with the club on Thursday morning (May 17th).

“It feels great to sign on here,” Janneh told bcfc.co.uk.

"I didn’t think I would make it but I have been working hard. I have always worked hard.

“I trialled here originally and I wasn’t ready then but I continued to improve in Bath and I had the chance to show myself with another trial at Bristol City and now I believe I know what to do.”

Janneh, who scored against Barnsley in the Under-23’s final league game of the season, added his sights are firmly on cementing a future place in the City first team.

He continued: "I’ll be joining the U23s, who I have made my debut for already and I have also scored for them so I am looking forward to next season already!

“Then my aim is to break into the first team and stay there and I hope one day that will lead to the Premier League.”

Academy manager Gary Probert said: "Since he has been here, Saikou has shown a determined, exemplary attitude. He has that correct mindset of working hard and we look forward to working with him."