Bristol City are interested in signing Yeovil Town defender Shaun Donnellan, according to the Bristol Post. 

The 21-year-old has been in fine form for the Glovers since he joined them in January on a free transfer from Premier League side West Bromwich Albion.

The League Two side may face a battle to hold onto the Republic of Ireland U21 international in the summer with Bristol City showing an interest in signing him. The Robins’ manager, Lee Johnson, played for Yeovil in his playing days and has sent scouts to watch Donnellan in recent weeks.

Donnellan, who was born in Barnet, started his career at West Bromwich Albion but never forced his way into their first-team plans as a youngster. He had various loan spells away from the Hawthorns to gain first-team experience. These included spells at Worcester City, Stevenage, Dagenham and Redbridge and Walsall.

The young centre-back spent the first part of this season on loan at Walsall in League One. He played 10 times for the Saddlers before returning to West Brom at the expiry of his loan. However, West Brom decided to let him go in January and he was signed by Yeovil on an eighteen-month contract.

He may be leaving Yeovil already in the summer with Bristol City showing an interest. He is certainly one for the future and could be a shrewd signing by the Robins.

 


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