Bristol City's five worst players this season: Two positions a real concern

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson

In a season of some ups and many downs, some players have come up short of City fans' expectations.

Kyle Dempsey of Fleetwood in action with Mark Little of Bristol CityKyle Dempsey of Fleetwood in action with Mark Little of Bristol City 

1. All the goalkeepers

Individual errors have littered Bristol City’s season, not least from each man between the sticks. Granted, the worst came from the now departed Richard O’ Donnell, but points have also been thrown away by Frank Fielding and Schalke loanee Fabian Giefer.

2. Mark Little

Aside from goalkeeping, City have had one major problem position – full back. Once a marauding, powerful prospect in League One, Mark Little now appears to have lost a yard of pace, and has been caught out on numerous occasions when defending.

3. Scott Golbourne

Another fullback, this time on the left, former Academy graduate Golbourne came to the club in 2016 with the promise of solidity and a defensive focus. Unfortunately, in the past few months, Golbourne has also been at fault for some costly goals.

4. Gustav Engvall

It’s tricky to label 20 year old Swedish international Engvall as one of City’s worst players, mainly because nobody’s seen enough of him to make a judgement. After an undisclosed move from IFK Göteborg, Engvall has only made 6 appearances for the club, despite being one of only three strikers for much of the season. When playing, he’s shown signs of promise, making his continued absence all the more mysterious.

Ben Davis of Fleetwood (R) in action with Gustav Engvall of Bristol CityBen Davis of Fleetwood (R) in action with Gustav Engvall of Bristol City

5. Adam Matthews

Welsh international and Sunderland loanee Matthews has been arguably the biggest disappointment for Bristol City and manager Lee Johnson. After an impressive loan spell in the previous season, Matthews was re-signed in the summer, only to be significantly out of shape and later dogged by injury.

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