Bristol City duo Bobby Reid and Wes Burns have both exercised one-year contract extension clauses. 23-year-old Reid has been enjoying a run in the team of late, whilst Welsh international Burns is on loan with League One side Fleetwood Town.
The pair both came through the academy with the Robins and head coach Lee Johnson has acted quickly to ensure both are committed to the club for the foreseeable future.
Reid has become a regular in Johnson’s starting eleven in recent times, excelling in an attacking midfielder role. He scored in the weekend home victory over Sheffield Wednesday in what was his 66th first-team game with the club.
Burns has also played his part in the first-team fold despite currently being out on loan. Earlier this season he scored the winning goal at home to Middlesbrough, as they completed the double over the current Championship league leaders.
Former Barnsley boss Johnson insists both have a major part to play for the club in the coming seasons and is delighted both have signed on the dotted line,
“Bobby has been fantastic and of course he’s still a work in progress, but I’m delighted to be able to continue assisting his development into next season.
“It’s been a brilliant exercise for Wes to go to Fleetwood. Every time I’ve watched their highlights he’s either scoring or assisting goals and he deserves another year.
“It’s important we get value from our Academy; as well as Bobby and Wes, we’ve got Joe Bryan, Zak Vyner and Max O’Leary who have played for the first team this season.”
Reid went on to say how much he is looking forward to life at Ashton Gate and believes Johnson is taking the clubs places. Whereas Burns revealed that he is already looking forward to returning to the club next season, but is fully committed to helping Fleetwood preserve their League One status for the remainder of the campaign.