DEADLINE day turned out to be a busy one at Ashton Gate last Thursday with several incomings, an outgoing and a deal that collapsed in the last hour of the transfer window.

Arriving in Bristol were goalkeeper Luke Steele from Greek side Panathinaikos, forward Rory Holden from Derry City and midfielder Tyreeq Bakinson.

Holden and Bakinson will join up with the under-23 squad whilst Steele will provide immediate first-team competition for Frank Fielding.

The only outgoing for City was Scott Golbourne who joins MK Dons on loan for four months.

Golbourne has found appearances in the first team increasingly hard to come by and featured with the under-23’s in a couple of pre-season friendless so his departure comes as no surprise.

Icelandic defender Hordur Magnusson meanwhile was just minutes away from completing a loan move to Russian Premier League side FC Rostov.

However, apparently Magnusson took some time making the decision and, in the end City, didn’t manage to file the paperwork in time.

He too has not made many first team starts of late and has his international career with Iceland to think about, so an attempted move away comes as no surprise.

Last Wednesday a trio of youngsters – Taylor Moore, Freddie Hinds and Joe Morrell – left City to join Cheltenham Town on loan.

Morrell was apparently a stand-out performer on his debut for The Robins last Saturday, which is great to hear. Hopefully all three get good experience playing senior football and will come back to City as better players.

City are back in league action on Saturday at Reading (3pm) before another away game at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday (7.45pm).

Both games look tough on paper, particularly the latter against a Wolves side who have taken ten points from their first five games.

Our away record under Lee Johnson has not been good and so any points will be most welcome before next Saturday’s home game versus Derby County.