Bristol City fans are reacting to reports that Bailey Wright is close to joining Sunderland.
Bristol Live claims that Wright, who is the Robins' club captain, is expected at Sunderland on Monday.
The centre-back is said to have had his move delayed by injuries to Nathan Baker and Tomas Kalas, and will remain at Ashton Gate as cover in the meantime.
The Sunderland manager Phil Parkinson had already alluded to a new recruit being due at the start of next week.
And if it is to be Wright, it appears that he will leave with the Bristol City fans' blessing
Happily played out of position for the team when needed. A great player, and a great bloke. Best of luck to him.— Ryan Cleverly (@cleverly_ryan) January 17, 2020
Top bloke, class on and off the pitch. Will be missed ❤️— BCFC⚪️ (@BallerBenik) January 17, 2020
Great guy great player, fantastic servant and a proper professional— RedCity (@RedCity91982991) January 17, 2020
Up bright and early mate. I think he was made a scapegoat a few times by fans but good move for him will do very well there.— Stephen (@Pomredoz) January 17, 2020
Not helped by tinkering and injuries with the squad. I think he’s a level below what we require especially on the ball, but a decent player and bloke - wish him well— Rossi Strikes Back (@rossi_rossi) January 17, 2020
Decent, tough defender WHEN fit but couldn't get his body right the last couple of seasons.— Ian Gay (@RealBristolBoy) January 17, 2020
MUST be replaced with, preferably, a left sided CB BEFORE he leaves
Good pro steady defender will be a great asset— teeth (@ashtonciders) January 17, 2020
Wright has only appeared in three of Bristol City's Championship matches this season, and is due to become a free agent at the end of it.
The 27-year-old Australia international began his career at Preston North End and moved to Ashton Gate in January 2017.
While at Deepdale, Wright helped Preston to promotion from Sunderland's current division - League One - via the play-offs.
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