Head of Performance Rolls exits Bristol City after three years

Rolls was first-team physio at Arsenal and West Ham

Rolls was first-team physio at Arsenal and West Ham

BRISTOL CITY Head of Performance Andrew Rolls has left the club with immediate effect after three years.

Rolls joined the Robins in June 2018, having previously been a first-team physio at Arsenal and West Ham.

Bristol City Chairman Jon Lansdown said: “We wish Andy all the best. He has worked tirelessly for the club over the last three years and, especially in the past 12 months, he has helped the staff and the players through a difficult period with the Covid-19 pandemic, for which he should be given due credit.”

Rolls added: “I’d like to thank all my colleagues who have been a huge support in my time at Bristol City. They are dedicated professionals and deserve every success. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here and I hope I have put in place processes that will move the club forward.”

The Robins are in a state of flux, with chief executive Mark Ashton leaving on June 1st to join Ipswich Town and manager Nigel Pearson under contract only to the end of the season.

Pearson has done little to hide his frustration over the number of injuries at the club in recent weeks. Following Saturday's 3-2 defeat by Luton Town, which left his team winless in eight and 18th in the Championship, he said: “We have far too many players unavailable because they are injured. We rely on young players where it is a big ask for them to perform at this level while under pressure.”

He added: “We have organisational challenges in regard to how we shape the club moving forward.”

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