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‘This is where I want to be’ - Vyner

Zak Vyner has spoken of his determination to become a regular Bristol City player after cutting his teeth on the road.

Vyner has played all 540 minutes from City’s six games across both the Championship and Carabao Cup, helping the Robins maintain four clean sheets and go unbeaten in the league.

That followed spells with Accrington Stanley, Plymouth Argyle, Rotherham United and Aberdeen respectively helped the versatile defender develop his game after he graduated from the Academy.

Vyner, who made his City debut back in February 2016, has now proven himself in Dean Holden’s plans and as a result of his efforts, the defender has now been handed a new three-year contract.

 

“It’s a great feeling to sign a new deal with this club, it’s great to be rewarded with a new contract,” he said. “It’s massive for me, I’ve always wanted to come back from my loans and play here so to get that opportunity and the chance for back-to-back games is massive for me. I’m over the moon.

“They (loans) all posed a different aspect of getting an experience of football. They all gave me regular game time and they all gave me different experiences, be that good or bad. I learnt to step up to that senior level football and my aim was always to come back and play here and it’s where I want to be.”

Vyner can now look forward to more memories as a Robin in the years ahead - and add to some special moments already.

He recalled: “When I watched Joe Bryan score against Bristol Rovers (a 2-1 City win in September 2013) I was behind the goal when he whipped it in the top corner and the 2017/18 Carabao Cup run I was involved, so they stand out. Just every time I step out there creates a new memory and it’s great to go out there and put on the Bristol City shirt.”

The 23-year-old hopes to continue his good form, with one clear aim in mind, saying: “I’ve played a lot of games which is great and I want to keep going with that. To learn new things in my game I have to play games, so it’s been massive to have opportunity. I’ve been here 14 years so for me to step up and keep playing is massive. Hopefully I can continue that.

“The ambition for me and this football club is to be in the Premier League and hopefully that can happen in these three years.”

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