2015–16 Bristol City F.C. season

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Bristol City
2015–16 season
ManagerSteve Cotterill
(until 14 January 2016)
John Pemberton and Wade Elliott (caretaker)
(From 14 January 2016)
Lee Johnson)
(From 6 February 2016)
StadiumAshton Gate
Championship18th
FA Cup3rd Round
(knocked out by West Bromwich Albion)
League Cup1st round
(knocked out by Luton Town)
Top goalscorerLeague: Jonathan Kodjia (19)
All: Jonathan Kodjia (20)
Highest home attendance15,791
vs. Huddersfield Town (30 Apr 16)
Lowest home attendance14,291
vs. Brentford (15 Aug 15)
Average home league attendance15,292 [1]

The 2015–16 season was Bristol City's 118th season as a professional football club and their first back in the Championship following promotion last season. Along with competing in the Championship, the club also participated in the FA Cup and League Cup. The season covered the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

Squad[edit]

No. Name Pos. Nat. Place of Birth Age Apps Goals Signed from Date signed Fee End
Goalkeepers
1 Frank Fielding GK England Blackburn 31 99 0 Derby County 26 June 2013 £200,000 2016
12 Richard O'Donnell GK England Sheffield 30 21 0 Wigan Athletic 1 February 2016 Free 2018
24 Max O'Leary GK England Bristol 22 2 0 Academy 8 August 2015 Trainee 2017
Defenders
2 Mark Little RWB England Worcester 30 70 2 Peterborough United 25 June 2014 Free 2017
3 Derrick Williams LB/CB Republic of Ireland 26 132 4 Aston Villa 24 June 2014 Free 2016
4 Aden Flint CB England Pinxton 29 148 24 Swindon Town 11 June 2013 £300,000 2019
5 Luke Ayling CB/RB England London 27 94 4 Yeovil Town 8 July 2014 Undisclosed 2017
13 Scott Golbourne LB England Bristol 31 32 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 28 January 2016 Undisclosed 2018
16 Alex Pearce CB England Wallingford 30 7 0 Derby County 19 January 2016 Loan 2016
17 Nathan Baker CB England Worcester 28 37 1 Aston Villa 1 September 2015 Loan 2016
26 Adam Matthews RB Wales Swansea 27 9 0 Sunderland 7 March 2016 Loan 2016
Midfielders
7 Korey Smith CM England Hatfield, Herts 28 94 2 Oldham Athletic 27 June 2014 Undisclosed 2017
11 Scott Wagstaff LM/LWB England Maidstone 29 89 9 Charlton Athletic 8 July 2013 Free 2016
14 Bobby Reid CM England Bristol 26 70 4 Academy 29 April 2011 Trainee 2017
15 Luke Freeman AM/WG England Dartford 27 99 8 Stevenage 26 June 2014 Undisclosed 2017
21 Marlon Pack CM England Portsmouth 28 145 4 Cheltenham Town 2 August 2013 £100,000 2017
23 Joe Bryan LM/LWB England Bristol 25 133 12 Academy 1 August 2011 Trainee 2019
Forwards
9 Lee Tomlin SS England Leicester 30 18 6 Bournemouth 27 January 2016 Loan 2016
10 Kieran Agard CF England Newham 29 74 18 Rotherham United 21 August 2014 Undisclosed 2017
18 Aaron Wilbraham CF England Knutsford 39 89 29 Crystal Palace 2 July 2014 Free 2017
19 Paul Garita CF Cameroon Douala 23 0 0 Châteauroux 7 January 2016 £50,000 Undisclosed
22 Jonathan Kodjia CF France Saint-Denis 29 48 20 Angers 20 July 2015 £2,000,000 2018
42 Harry Loader CF/WG England Worcester 21 7 2 Academy 24th August 2015 Free 2016
Out on Loan
6 Adam El-Abd CB Egypt Brighton 34 21 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 16 January 2014 Undisclosed 2017
20 Wesley Burns WG Wales Cardiff 24 53 4 Academy 18 December 2012 Trainee 2017
Karleigh Osborne CB England Southall 31 32 1 Millwall 7 January 2014 Undisclosed 2016

Statistics[edit]

As of 8 May 2016
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Frank Fielding 22 0 21+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
2 DF England Mark Little 25 0 10+13 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
3 DF Republic of Ireland Derrick Williams 26 1 21+3 1 1+0 0 1+0 0
4 DF England Aden Flint 47 6 44+0 6 2+0 0 1+0 0
5 DF England Luke Ayling 36 0 29+4 0 1+1 0 1+0 0
7 MF England Korey Smith 39 0 37+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
9 FW England Lee Tomlin (on loan from Bournemouth) 18 6 18+0 6 0+0 0 0+0 0
10 FW England Kieran Agard 26 3 6+17 2 0+2 1 0+1 0
11 MF England Scott Wagstaff 9 1 1+7 1 1+0 0 0+0 0
12 GK England Richard O'Donnell 21 0 21+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 MF England Bobby Reid 30 2 16+12 2 1+0 0 0+1 0
15 MF England Luke Freeman 44 1 36+5 1 2+0 0 1+0 0
16 DF England Alex Pearce (on loan from Derby County) 7 0 3+4 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
17 DF England Nathan Baker (on loan from Aston Villa) 37 1 36+0 1 1+0 0 0+0 0
18 FW England Aaron Wilbraham 46 8 25+18 8 1+1 0 1+0 0
21 MF England Marlon Pack 48 1 45+0 1 2+0 0 1+0 0
22 FW France Jonathan Kodjia 48 20 43+2 19 1+1 1 1+0 0
23 MF England Joe Bryan 40 2 34+5 2 1+0 0 0+0 0
24 GK England Max O'Leary 2 0 0+0 0 1+1 0 0+0 0
25 DF England Zak Vyner 4 0 2+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
26 DF Wales Adam Matthews (on loan from Sunderland) 9 0 9+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
42 FW England Harry Loader (on free from Watford F.C.) 7 2 3+4 2 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 MF England George Dowling 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
First team players out on loan:
20 FW Wales Wes Burns 17 1 2+12 1 1+1 0 0+1 0
Players who have left the club during the season:
8 MF England Ben Gladwin (on loan from Queens Park Rangers) 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
8 FW England Callum Robinson (on loan from Aston Villa) 7 1 1+5 0 0+0 0 1+0 1
9 FW England Simon Cox (on loan from Reading) 3 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
12 DF England Ryan Fredericks 5 0 3+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
13 MF England Elliott Bennett (on loan from Norwich City) 14 0 14+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
16 DF England Liam Moore (on loan from Leicester City) 10 0 5+5 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
19 GK England Ben Hamer (on loan from Leicester City) 5 0 4+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0

Goals record[edit]

As of 7 May 2016
Rank No. Po. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
1 22 FW France Jonathan Kodjia 19 1 0 20
2 18 FW England Aaron Wilbraham 8 0 0 8
3 4 DF England Aden Flint 6 0 0 6
9 FW England Lee Tomlin 6 0 0 6
5 10 FW England Kieran Agard 2 1 0 3
6 14 MF England Bobby Reid 2 0 0 2
23 MF England Joe Bryan 1 0 0 1
42 FW England Harry Loader 2 0 0 2
9 3 DF Republic of Ireland Derrick Williams 1 0 0 1
8 FW England Callum Robinson 0 0 1 1
11 MF England Scott Wagstaff 1 0 0 1
15 MF England Luke Freeman 1 0 0 1
17 DF England Nathan Baker 1 0 0 1
20 FW Wales Wes Burns 1 0 0 1
21 MF England Marlon Pack 1 0 0 1
Total 54 2 1 58*
  • Includes one goal in the League

Disciplinary Record[edit]

As of 7 May 2016
No. Po. Name Championship FA Cup League Cup Total
Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card Yellow card Red card
4 DF England Aden Flint 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
5 DF England Luke Ayling 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
7 MF England Korey Smith 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
9 FW England Lee Tomlin 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
10 FW England Kieran Agard 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
12 GK England Richard O'Donnell 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12 DF England Ryan Fredericks 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
13 MF England Elliott Bennett 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14 MF England Bobby Reid 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
15 MF England Luke Freeman 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
16 DF England Alex Pearce 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
16 DF England Liam Moore 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
17 DF England Nathan Baker 8 1 1 0 0 0 9 1
18 FW England Aaron Wilbraham 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
19 GK England Ben Hamer 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
20 FW Wales Wes Burns 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
21 MF England Marlon Pack 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
22 FW France Jonathan Kodjia 5 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
23 MF England Joe Bryan 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
25 DF England Zak Vyner 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 64 3 2 0 0 0 66 3

Contracts[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Status
Contract length
Expiry date
Source
21 MF England Marlon Pack 24 Signed 2 years June 2017 BBC Spor
4 DF England Aden Flint 25 Extended 2 years June 2019 BBC Sport
23 MF England Joe Bryan 21 Extended 3 years June 2019 BBC Sport
18 FW England Aaron Wilbraham 36 Signed 1 years June 2017 BBC Sport
14 MF England Bobby Reid 23 Signed 1 year June 2017 BBC Sport
20 FW Wales Wes Burns 21 Signed 1 year June 2017 BBC Sport
14 MF England Bobby Reid 23 Signed 2 years June 2019 BBC Sport

Last updated:

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
20 July 2015 CF France Jonathan Kodjia Angers £2,000,000 [2][3]
6 August 2015 RB England Ryan Fredericks Tottenham Hotspur Undisclosed [4]
7 January 2016 CF Cameroon Paul Garita Châteauroux £50,000 [5]
28 January 2016 LB England Scott Golbourne Wovlerhampton Wanderers Undisclosed [6]
1 February 2016 GK England Richard O'Donnell Wigan Athletic Undisclosed [7]

Total spending: Decrease £2,050,000

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 AM England Wade Elliott Retired N/A [8]
1 July 2015 CF England Jay Emmanuel-Thomas Queens Park Rangers [a] Free transfer [10]
1 July 2015 GK Wales Dave Richards Crewe Alexandra [b] Free transfer [10]
27 July 2015 LB Republic of Ireland Greg Cunningham Preston North End Undisclosed [12]
31 August 2015 RB England Ryan Fredericks Fulham Undisclosed [13]
16 September 2015 CM England Gus Mafuta Gateshead Free transfer [14]
  1. ^ Following Emmanuel-Thomas' release he joined Queens Park Rangers.[9]
  2. ^ Following Richards' release he joined Crewe Alexandra.[11]

Loans in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Date until Ref.
7 August 2015 CF England Callum Robinson Aston Villa 5 January 2016 [15]
11 August 2015 GK England Ben Hamer Leicester City 17 November 2015 [16][17]
1 September 2015 CB England Liam Moore Leicester City 4 January 2016 [18]
1 September 2015 CB England Nathan Baker Aston Villa End of season [19]
9 October 2015 RW Jamaica Elliott Bennett Norwich City 3 January 2016 [20]
9 October 2015 CF England Simon Cox Reading 3 January 2016 [20]
12 January 2016 GK England Richard O'Donnell Wigan Athletic 1 February 2016 [21]
19 January 2016 CM England Ben Gladwin Queens Park Rangers 20 March 2016 [22]
19 January 2016 CB England Alex Pearce Derby County End of Season [22]
27 January 2016 SS England Lee Tomlin Bournemouth End of Season [23]
7 March 2016 RB Wales Adam Matthews Sunderland End of Season [24]

Loans out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Date until Ref.
2 July 2015 CB England Karleigh Osborne AFC Wimbledon End of Season [25]
16 February 2016 WG Wales Wes Burns Fleetwood Town 8 May 2016 [26]
26 February 2016 CB Egypt Adam El-Abd Gillingham End of Season [27]
18 March 2016 GK England Max O'Leary Kidderminster Harriers 14 April 2016 [a] [29]
  1. ^ O'Leary's was recalled on 14 April.[28]

Competitions[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

Championship[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
16 Nottingham Forest 46 13 16 17 43 47 −4 55
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 59 −7 52
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 54 71 −17 52
19 Huddersfield Town 46 13 12 21 59 70 −11 51
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 66 79 −13 51
Updated to match(es) played on 7 May 2016. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

Matches[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Overall summary[edit]

Results by matchday[edit]

Matchday12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundAHHAHAAHAHHAAHHAHAHAAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHHAHAHA
ResultLLDWLLDLDDWLDLWDDLLWLDDLLLWLDWWWLWLLWWLDWDLDWL
Position21232218202122232424192120212120192021192120222222222222222021202019202019191920191721201818
Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Championship 2015/2016 » Attendance » Home matches".
  2. ^ "Kodjia becomes first summer signing". Bristol City FC. 20 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Bristol City sign striker Jonathan Kodjia for about £2m". BBC Sport. 20 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Fredericks joins from Spurs". Bristol City FC. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  5. ^ "BRISTOL CITY: Robins take £50,000 "punt" on Chateauroux striker Arnold Garita". Bristol Sport. 7 January 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2016.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Scott Golbourne: Bristol City re-sign defender from Wolves". BBC Sport. 28 January 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Richard O'Donnell: Bristol City sign Wigan Athletic goalkeeper". BBC Sport. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Elliott offered Under-21 coaching job". Bristol City FC. 5 May 2015.
  9. ^ "QPR agree Emmanuel-Thomas signing". BBC Sport. 12 June 2015.
  10. ^ a b "Emmanuel-Thomas to exit Bristol City". BBC Sport. 5 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Goalkeeper Richards Signs For Crewe". Crewe Alexandra FC. 28 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Cunningham completes Preston switch". Bristol City FC. 27 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Fredericks seals Fulham switch". Bristol City FC. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  14. ^ "Gus Mafuta: Gateshead sign 20-year-old midfielder". BBC Sport. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Robinson joins for the season". Bristol City FC. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  16. ^ "Hamer joins for the season". Bristol City FC. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  17. ^ "Bristol City: Ben Hamer ends loan and returns to Leicester City". BBC Sport. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  18. ^ "City loan in Leicester's Moore". Bristol City FC. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  19. ^ "Baker joins for the rest of the season". Bristol City FC. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  20. ^ a b "Bristol City: Elliott Bennett & Simon Cox join Robins on loan". BBC Sport. 9 October 2015.
  21. ^ "ichard O'Donnell: Bristol City sign Wigan Athletic keeper on loan". BBC Sport. 12 January 2016. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  22. ^ a b "Bristol City: Derby's Alex Pearce & QPR's Ben Gladwin join on loan". BBC Sport. 19 January 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  23. ^ "Lee Tomlin: Bristol City sign Bournemouth midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. 27 January 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  24. ^ "Adam Matthews: Sunderland full-back joins Bristol City on loan". BBC Sport. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  25. ^ "Osborne joins Wombles". Bristol City FC. 2 July 2015.
  26. ^ "Wes Burns: Bristol City striker joins Fleetwood Town on loan". BBC Sport. 16 February 2016.
  27. ^ "Adam El-Abd: Gillingham sign Bristol City defender on loan". BBC Sport. 26 February 2016.
  28. ^ "Frank Fielding: Bristol City goalkeeper ruled out for rest of season". BBC Sport. 14 April 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  29. ^ "Max O'Leary: Bristol City goalkeeper joins Kidderminster Harriers on loan". BBC Sport. 18 March 2016.