Bristol City manager Lee Johnson believes that the club are ready for a summer of substantial transfer activity according to the Bristol Post.

The Robins initially struggled to adapt to life in the Championship after winning promotion from League 1 last season but the club have all but secured their stay in the division after a strong second half to the campaign.

Last summer Bristol City found attracting new players extremely difficult due to the club’s location and the higher profile of rival clubs in the Championship and the recruitment problems forced City to search overseas for new talent.

One of the reasons for The Robins’ improved form after Christmas has been the quality of the loan signings at Ashton Gate with Lee Tomlin, Peter Odemwingie, Adam Matthews, Alex Pearce and Nathan Baker all joining the club on loan arrangements.

Manager Lee Johnson has admitted that he is ready to fight for the services of the loanees on a permanent basis ahead of next season while also looking to bring in a number of other new faces.

Bristol City are currently in 18th position in the Championship table, 10 points above the relegation zone and the club have stated that they will be looking to do the majority of their transfer business in May and June to ensure that they are able to sign quality players to give The Robins the chance to compete higher up the league table next season.

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