Bristol City are keen on signing Dunfermline Athletic defender Ryan Williamson, as per a report by Bristol Live.

The 22-year-old is being tipped for a big future in the game and the Championship side are hoping to bring him to Ashton Gate in the January transfer window.

Williamson has caught the eye playing for Dunfermline in the Scottish Championship over the past couple of seasons and they will face a battle to hold onto him over the coming months.

The defender has played over 100 games for the Pars so far in his career and his performances have earned him three caps for Scotland’s U21’s. He had previously been called up to his country’s U17 and U19’s squads.

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Williamson was born in Kirkcaldy and started his career with Rothes Junior Boys at the age of eight before he was snapped up by Celtic in 2008. He spent two years in the academy of the Scottish Premier League giants before leaving for Dunfermline.

He made his debut for the Pars in August 2013 in a game against Arbroath and quickly established himself in their starting eleven. Williamson was part of the Dunfermline side who won the Scottish League One title in 2016.

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Bristol City are already plotting potential signings for January and Williamson is certainly someone who would be a good long-term option for them. Lee Johnson’s side are currently 12th in the Championship table and are four points off the Play-Offs. Next up for the Robins is a home tie against Preston North End.

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