Ahead of a possible Hillsborough return, how has Sheffield Wednesday flop Rodri been getting on at Bristol City?

Eyebrows were raised in south Yorkshire when it was announced that Championship rivals Bristol City had signed Rodri on a free transfer back in October.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 11:55 am

The Spanish forward scored on his Sheffield Wednesday debut to kick-off an ill-fated loan spell at Hillsborough back in the 2012/13 season.

It proved to be his only goal, his loan was terminated early and he was sent back to play for Barcelona B.

Reasonable success in Spain’s second tier and in Germany followed, but it seems life back in England is proving tough once again for the 29-year-old, who has been left out of four of the last five Robins matchday squads.

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Signing on October 16, he made his debut from the bench three days later in a 3-0 defeat at Luton.

Two further substitute appearances have followed, as well as a start against Wigan that lasted less than an hour. He is yet to register a goal or assist.

On the day he signed he told the Bristol City club website: “It’s my job to score goals and I will try my best for this club and this team and I want them to be in first place.

“I am really happy to be in England again. It’s a new opportunity for me to show my football and I’m excited to start playing.

Rodri battles it out with Bolton Wanderers' Jay Spearing during his unsuccessful loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday.

“I think the English league suits my style of football and I can help the club - together we will enjoy this season.”