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Former Owls target Danny Simpson confirms deal with Bristol City

Former Sheffield Wednesday trialist Danny Simpson has taken to Twitter to say he is proud and can’t wait to get going after signing a deal with Championship rivals Bristol City.

The former Leicester City man was a free agent.

According to the Daily Mail, Wednesday were running the rule over him with Simpson training with the club and even turning out for the U23s as a trialist last week.

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But now Simpson has signed a short-term deal with Bristol City.

He wrote on Twitter to confirm the deal and to tell supporters he is proud to be a Robin.

Simpson’s move to Bristol City sees him reunite with former manager Nigel Pearson.

The duo were together at Leicester City with Pearson signing Simpson from Queens Park Rangers in the summer of 2014 following the Foxes’ promotion.

While Pearson only lasted one more season at Leicester after keeping the club up, Simpson went on to win the Premier League title in 2015-16 under Claudio Ranieri.

Wednesday, meanwhile, were seemingly considering him to bolster their options.

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New manager Darren Moore has also been monitoring fellow free agent Ravel Morrison in Owls training with a view to signing the former Manchester United talent.

While that one is still to be decided, the Owls will have to make do with their current defensive options amid a series of injury setbacks in their bid for Championship survival.

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