FAMARA AIMS TO RE­PAY ROBINS’ FAITH...

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By James An­drew

BRIS­TOL City striker Famara Died­hiou has vowed to keep up the good work, fol­low­ing a strong first sea­son in English foot­ball, though the Sene­gal in­ter­na­tional has not ruled out a move away.

Since sign­ing for the Robins for a club-record £5.3m from French club Angers last sum­mer, Died­hiou has struck 14 league goals, even though he missed three months of the cam­paign with a me­dial lig­a­ment tear.

Though his goals haven’t been enough for Bris­tol City to main­tain their push to reach the play-offs, the 25-year-old has shown him­self to be money well spent by man­ager Lee John­son, who will look to keep hold of him.

When asked about his fu­ture, Died­hiou said: “As you know, I joined the club this year. I set­tled in, I feel very good, my fam­ily and me.

“We will see at the end of the Cham­pi­onship. But I ad­mit that I still have some con­tacts in the Premier League and in the Turk­ish league.

“But, for the mo­ment, I am here and I have the com­plete con­fi­dence of the club and the lead­ers.

“This is my first sea­son in Bris­tol and it’s a new cham­pi­onship, dif­fi­cult and very tough.

“I try to do my best. It’s a club that has trusted me from the be­gin­ning. Now, it’s up to me to re­turn the favour.”

Once the cam­paign is over, Died­hiou is hop­ing his form will al­low him to be con­sid­ered by Sene­gal for their World Cup squad.

He said: “It is, above all, a dream. Any foot­ball player would like to play a World Cup one day.

“In the ca­reer of a player, ma­jor com­pe­ti­tions oc­cupy a large place. The World Cup is some­thing ex­cep­tional. The whole world will be there.

“It would be an hon­our to de­fend the colours of the coun­try in such meet­ings.”

GOALS: Famara Died­hiou

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