Report: Lee Johnson wants reunion with Barnsley winger Adam Hammill at Bristol City

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Bristol City boss Lee Johnson reportedly wants to sign Barnsley winger Adam Hammill.

According to The Sun, Bristol City boss Lee Johnson is lining up a deal to reunite with Barnsley winger Adam Hammill at Ashton Gate.

Johnson, 34, left Barnsley to become Bristol City boss last month, returning to the club he made 197 appearances for as a player, whilst also following in the footsteps of his father Gary, who also had a spell in charge of the Robins.

So far, Johnson has dragged Bristol City five points clear of the relegation zone, having won three and drawn two of his five games in charge, with survival certainly the target right now.

Johnson hasn't brought in any new faces having arrived outside of the January transfer window, and he has chosen not to bring in any loans so far, but he will no doubt want to put his own stamp on the team this summer - and one of his top targets could be playing for Barnsley.

The Sun report that Johnson wants to reunite with winger Adam Hammill, who he signed for Barnsley back in November, and he has hit five goals in 18 games since re-signing for the Tykes on a free transfer.

Hammill, 28, started his career in the Premier League with Liverpool, but failed to make the grade at Anfield, and has since carved out a decent Football League career with Barnsley, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Huddersfield Town, to name just a few of his clubs so far.

Now, it's suggested that Johnson wants to sign Hammill again this summer and bring him to Ashton Gate, given that he is a free agent at the end of the season. Johnson lacks real wingers in his side, and given how well he knows Hammill, a free transfer could be a smart gamble from the new Robins boss, but his transfer plans may hinge on what division his side are in next season.

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