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The One And Only Issue 16: Bristol City

27 January 2022

First Team News

The One And Only Issue 16: Bristol City

27 January 2022

As his former club come to visit on Saturday, Greg Cunningham is our cover star and featured interview in this weekend’s issue of The One And Only.

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Also in the programme, Patrick Bauer discusses his new contract, Matthew Olosunde answers your questions, skipper Alan Browne tells us his dream dinner party, while Andrew Hughes and Ryan Ledson take part in other player features.

There’s the usual detailed focus on our opposition, a look back in time and lots more to read!

You can pick up a copy from around the ground for £3.50 on Saturday, or order to your home through our official publishing partners Ignition Sports Media.

Read part of Greg’s interview below:

Greg spent three years with the Robins before he made the move to Deepdale in 2015, choosing to make the switch in the summer after both clubs earned promotion out of League One and in to the Championship.

Bristol City somewhat ran away with the league that season, with North End coming out on top in the Play-Offs.

On his time with the Robins, Greg said: “You look back at some of the players we had in that squad and it was just a strong, strong Championship team really.

“Steve Cotterill got us playing a system that suited us and instilled a huge belief and togetherness in the changing room.

“It was a good year for us. We got promoted and we won the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy that year as well, so a successful season all in all.

“To get the club back to the Championship was kind of the main reason why I stayed after we got relegated.”

Once he then made the move to Deepdale, he seamlessly fitted in, proving himself as one of the division’s top full backs and often taking the armband for PNE.

He earned a move to the Premier League with Cardiff City in 2018, but fast forward two and a half years and the Irishman was back at North End, initially on loan before earning a contract until the summer of 2023.

“I really do love it here,” he admitted. “It’s my home away from home.

“I think the club when I first joined really warmed me. From the boys to the staff, all the backroom staff, the fans, everyone associated with the club – they’ve always welcomed me.

“It felt special coming back this second time. I know I’ve still got a lot to give so I want to keep showing what I can do and express myself as much as I can on the pitch.

“Even when I’m not playing, off the pitch I want to help the boys and give back to this club which has given so much to me.”

There’s plenty more from Greg in his full interview in the programme, as he discusses more about his time with Bristol City as well as becoming a parent towards the end of 2021.

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