DONE DEAL: Bristol City manager Pearson slams Bakinson after Ipswich loan move

Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson has slammed Tyreeq Bakinson after the midfielder joined Ipswich Town on loan until the end of the season.

It is reported that the Tractor Boys possess an option to sign Bakinson on a permanent basis once the loan concludes.

But Pearson seems happy to see the 23-year-old to leave the club.

He said: “I’m not bothered. He’s a player who unfortunately just wants to play on his own terms. It’s not something I particularly want so he can go.

“I’m not wasting energy on negativity, I don’t invest time on that, I’m not just saying it. If you ask people who work with me they’ll say exactly the same thing, I don’t waste energy on negativity, it drives me mad.

“If people aren’t in the side, I want them to work hard to get there and I want people who are in the side to work hard to stay there. I don’t want people that when the going gets tough, they want to go somewhere else, I’m not interested.

“The fact that I am prepared to say, ‘yeah, let the deal go ahead’ because actually, people around the place who sap the energy out of other people is not as valuable as having people here who want to be playing.”

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