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The full transcript: Lee Johnson after Bristol City lose to Plymouth Argyle Here's every word head coach Lee Johnson said after the Robins were knocked out by Plymouth Argyle in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night. The head coach was as honest as ever and was not happy with the referee Kevin Johnson following the game at Ashton Gate.

EFL Cup roundup: Nottingham Forest survive epic penalty shootout against Bury Nottingham Forest have survived an epic penalty shootout to win their EFL Cup first-round tie against Bury on Tuesday night. The Shakers took the lead through an early Eoghan O'Connell header, but Matty Cash slotted home in the third minute of injury time to keep the Reds alive.

Bristol City player ratings: Who impressed and who didn't in Plymouth Argyle Carabao Cup defeat Bristol City crashed out of the 2018-19 Carabao Cup in round one against Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday evening. Our Robins writer gives his verdict on the City performances. Little to do except pick the ball out of the net. Kept the ball well with his feet when called upon and made a good save from Jamie Ness in the second period.

Chelsea youngster handed Bristol City debut as Mo Eisa and Max O'Leary start against Plymouth Argyle Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson has named a very attacking side for the visit of Plymouth Argyle in the Carabao Cup first round on Tuesday. The Robins have selected Matty Taylor and Mo Eisa in attack for the pair's first starts of the season.

Bristol City v Plymouth Argyle team news: Mo Eisa and Max O'Leary start O'Leary; Pisano, Dasilva, Kelly, Hunt; Watkins, Smith, Walsh, O'Dowda; Eisa, Taylor.

The 49 free agents your Championship club could sign outside of the transfer window The loan window remains open for business with Championship clubs allowed to do business and we can expect a busy period towards the end of the month as business gets over the line. That doesn't mean that there aren't a host of players currently out of contract and they can be signed at anytime.

Former Bristol City man Lee Tomlin suffers blow as Cardiff City exit looms with Nottingham Forest linked The 29-year-old moved from Bristol City to their Severnside rivals last summer but was shipped out on loan to Nottingham Forest midway through the season. In his absence, the Bluebirds won promotion to the Premier League and it was widely expected the former Robin would be on the move again this summer.

Bristol City v Plymouth Argyle Live coverage of Tuesday's EFL Cup game between Bristol City and Plymouth Argyle.

Goalkeepers available to sign on loan as Bristol City continue search Bristol City are continuing their search for a goalkeeper after deciding against signing Stephen Henderson from Nottingham Forest. Henderson took part in some Robins training sessions as the club ran the rule over their former player, but City have now elected not to sign him.

Aston Villa linked with move for Chelsea striker but player wants to stay at Stamford Bridge That means Championship clubs have been alerted to the fact the 20-year-old could be available, with some fans even calling for the striker's return to the Robins. Villa are said to be keen to bring Abraham in on loan, along with Yannick Bolasie from Everton - another former Robin.

Plymouth Argyle boss talks up Bristol City links ahead of Carabao Cup tie The Robins host the League One side in the Carabao Cup this evening, a repeat of last season's first round match in which City ran out 5-0 winners to begin their remarkable run to the semi-final. Adams told Plymouth Live that his side are facing a difficult challenge, and admitted they underestimated the Robins last year.

Milan Djuric opens up on "laborious" transfer away from Bristol City The Bosnian striker left the Robins last week on transfer deadline day, moving to the Serie B side for a fee believed to be around the €1m mark. He made 27 league appearances in his 18-month spell at the Robins, scoring four goals, most notably winners against Sunderland and Ipswich Town last season.

Bristol City Preview vs Plymouth After back-to-back draws to commence the season, Lee Johnson's side will be looking to emulate last year's Carabao Cup opener - where they came out 5-0 winners. City once again lacked attacking presence on Saturday afternoon with Mo Eisa and Matty Taylor both being left on the substitutes bench.

"A backward step" - Bristol City criticised for their summer transfer business Bristol City have been criticised for their transfer business in a ranking of the Championship transfer window. Birmingham Live shared their opinions of every club's business this summer, and it is fair to say they were not impressed with the Robins.

Newcastle United winger nearing exit door Yet, the former Robin has not had a consistent run of games for Newcastle, with his last appearance for the club coming in December last year before he was shipped out on loan to Hellas Verona in Serie A. In Italy, he made 11 appearances but failed to impress and returned to St James's Park this summer.

The latest update on Aston Villa and Middlesbrough's interest in Everton star Yannick Bolasie Aston Villa and Middlesbrough have both been linked with loan moves for Everton star Yannick Bolasie. The former Bristol City winger is a wanted man having dropped down the pecking order at Goodison Park following an injury-hit year. Yet how likely is the ex-Robin to leave the Toffees?

Henderson won't be leaving Forest for Bristol City The goalkeeper was been training with his old club this summer.

Bristol City will not be signing Nottingham Forest goalkeeper after trial Bristol City assistant manager Jamie McAllister says the club will not be signing Nottingham Forest's Stephen Henderson. The 30-year-old, who had a four-year stint at the Robins between 2007 and 2011, was on trial at the club last week as they look to bring in another keeper to provide competition for recent signing Niki Maenpaa.

Full transcript from the pre-Bristol City v Plymouth Argyle press conference: goalkeeper latest I thought it put Bristol City on the map and a lot of coaches and players were talking about our style of play and how we played against Premier League teams. And it raised the profile of the players and the club and I thought that was brilliant. The lads were outstanding.

Former Bristol City winger nears exit at Newcastle United Any hope the ex City man had of breaking into Rafa Benitez's first team are seemingly now dashed by the fact he has not been given a shirt number ahead of the new season. Chronicle Live have given an update of his situation and suggest he is nearing an exit at the club.

The lowdown on the former Newcastle United goalkeeper linked with a return to English football through Bristol City "It would have been worse but for some fine saves from debutant goalkeeper Jak Alnwick who we have brought in on loan." Alnwick made a total of nine appearances for the Heed before moving back to St James's Park.

Bailey Wright could return for Bristol City against Plymouth Wright is on the comeback trail from a thigh injury, and he looks set to feature as City look for a successful start in a competition that saw them reach the semi-finals last season. Manager Lee Johnson could also opt to give Chelsea loan signing Jay Dasilva an opportunity after he missed out on Saturday's draw against Bolton.

'Lloyd Kelly can go right to the top' says coach - hopefully with Bristol City And assistant head coach Dean Holden explained just how highly he thinks of Kelly following Bristol City's 2-2 draw at the weekend against Bolton.

"Out of his depth" - Joe Bryan gets mixed reaction to his Fulham debut after move from Bristol City Joe Bryan has had a mixed reaction to his Fulham debut. The defender moved from Bristol City to the Cottagers on transfer deadline day after tussle with Aston Villa, who had also had an offer accepted for him. Yet Premier League football won out for Bryan and he made his debut against Crystal Palace as the Cottagers went down to a 2-0 defeat.

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