Bristol City have numerous players on loan elsewhere in the Football League. I take a look at how the players are performing away from Ashton Gate.

Taylor Moore

The youngster only joined the club last summer but, after finding game-time difficult to secure, Moore was sent on loan to League One Bury in the January transfer window. The 19-year-old has quickly become a key player for the Shakers and accumulated seven appearances since his arrival. Moore is gaining valuable experience in the third-tier as one of Bury’s most important defenders in the club’s relegation battle. The England U20 international will no doubt reach almost 20 appearances in his loan spell and continue his development at Gigg Lane. The move to League One looks to be successful for Moore, and the defender may return to his parent club pushing for a first-team spot.

Diego De Girolamo

The Chesterfield-born forward was signed by Lee Johnson in the summer but dropped two leagues to join Cheltenham Town for the remainder of the season in January. The 21-year-old started his loan spell in style, scoring four goals in his first three games including a hat-trick in the EFL Trophy. However, De Girolamo was dropped to the bench in February and has been an unused substitute for Cheltenham’s last two games. The former Italy U20 international has 14 game left of the League Two season to break back into the first-team and prove to his parent club that he’s good enough to play for the Robins. De Girolamo is currently on seven appearances and will hope to win game-time against Leyton Orient on Saturday.

Paul Garita

After making his Robins debut in August’s EFL Cup fixture at Wycombe Wanderers, January 2016 signing Garita was sent on loan to League Two club Plymouth Argyle for some much needed English football experience. The striker established himself as a regular for the Pilgrims, and currently has 16 appearances next to his name. However, an injury last month has prevented the 21-year-old playing since January’s win at Cheltenham Town, where Garita played against Bristol City teammate De Girolamo. Despite the injury setback, the youngster has gained important English football knowledge at Home Park with his consistent performances. The Cameroonian has also bagged two goals and played 65 minutes in the 0-0 FA Cup draw with Liverpool.


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