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Leko excited for loan challenge

Jonathan Leko is relishing the challenge of his first loan move in professional football.

The attacker has been on the books of West Brom since the age of 11 and made his debut in 2015.

In total he has made 16 appearances for the Baggies and has actually featured on more occasions for his country through a variety of age ranges.

Since signing on a season-long loan, Leko has been on international duty with England Under-19s, beating Poland 7-1 and slipping to a 3-1 defeat to Germany.

But on his first day with the City squad, Leko told BCTV: “I enjoyed the international duty but I’ve just wanted to get here and get started. I’m raring to get going.

“There are some quality players here who I can learn from and I’ve been attracted by the way the team plays football.

“The whole culture at Bristol City seems good and it’s an opportunity I want to take. I want to play, I want to score goals and create goals for the team.

“I’ve been at West Brom for my whole career and this is a new challenge for me – I can’t wait to get going.”

WHAT HE SAID

"There are some quality players here who I can learn from and I’ve been attracted by the way the team plays football."

Jonathan Leko

MR VERSATILE?

Asked about the type of player City have brought in, the 18-year-old said: “I’m quick, powerful and strong and take players on.

“My favourite positon is the left wing but I can play out wide or up front. Most recently I’ve been playing wide right.”

Leko, who has been handed squad number 45, could make his debut at Reading tomorrow. The match is pay on the day for travelling supporters, with over 3,000 tickets already sold.