In news coming through from Bristol City, Aden Flint has extended his contract at Ashton Gate in a move that might curtail some transfer interest in him.

The 28-year-old Nottingham-born defender has been rewarded by the club for some excellent performances at the heart of the City defence, performances that have helped drive the Robins to 7th in the Sky bet Championship table.

Not only has Flint been showing the defensive strength and composure that has been expected of him, but he’s also been a danger at the other end of the field as well. In 30 Championship appearances so far this 2017/18 campaign, the rangy centre-back has seven goals and two assists to his name in league competition.

 

Speaking on their website, Bristol City boss Lee Johnson said of the new deal, “Aden has been in terrific form this season and this new contract is a reward for his performances and efforts for the team.”

The new deal extends Flint’s time in BS3 until June 2020 with the club having the option to extend the popular player’s time at the club by a further year should they wish to. It will also act as a signal of intent for transfer vultures who may continue to hover in the summer, much as they did during the two-month summer 2017 transfer window.

Bristol City’s next game will see them entertain visitors Sheffield Wednesday at Ashton Gate on Saturday should the game avoid falling victim to the icy grasp of Storm Emma and the so-called ‘Beast from the East’ weather system currently laying waste to the United Kingdom.

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