ROBINS WILL BE JUST FINE IN­SISTS TOM­LIN

The Football League Paper - - FA CUP FOURTH ROUND - By Paul El­li­son

LEE Tom­lin wants to make an in­stant im­pact at Bris­tol City af­ter join­ing the rel­e­ga­tion­threat­ened Robins on loan from Bournemouth.

Tom­lin joined the Cher­ries from Mid­dles­brough in the sum­mer but he has strug­gled to make an im­pact in the Premier League.

The 27-year-old has now made the switch to Cham­pi­onship strug­glers City un­til the end of sea­son – and from what he has seen so far in train­ing, there is no rea­son they should fear the drop.

“It shouldn’t take much more to keep us up,” he said. “Hope­fully we can do that.

“I want to play games and be a hero by keep­ing them up. I’ve not looked past this sea­son. For me it’s about play­ing games and keep­ing this club up.

“I’m ex­cited about play­ing and look­ing for­ward to it. It might take me a few games but the last time I played I felt quite good so hope­fully I can kick on from that. There’s no pres­sure on me. If you ex­press your­self, then you should do OK.”

Mean­while, City have also signed For­est Green Rovers academy grad­u­ate Aden Bald­win for an undis­closed fee.

The 18-year-old cen­tre­half has im­pressed at the Na­tional League club since earn­ing his first pro­fes­sional con­tract at the start of this sea­son and is now set to link up with the Robins’ U21 squad.

Bald­win en­joyed a fruit­ful loan spell at Na­tional League South side Bath City ear­lier this sea­son, and made his first-team de­but for Rovers in an FA Tro­phy de­feat to Ha­vant be­fore Christ­mas.

OP­TI­MISTIC: Lee Tom­lin

PROSPECT: Aden Bald­win

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