Report: Interest Grows In O'Dowda After Being 'Frozen Out' At Bristol City

Report: Interest Grows In O'Dowda After Being 'Frozen Out' At Bristol City

Callum O'Dowda reportedly wants to leave Bristol City after being 'frozen out' at the Championship club. There is interest for the winger from both Premier League and Championship teams.

According to Paul Rowan in today's Sunday Times, the Ireland international has not been selected after refusing to sign a new contract at Ashton Gate.

It was reported in January that Bristol had activated a one-year extension to O'Dowda's contract. His initial deal with the club, with whom he had signed in 2016 from Oxford United, was due to expire this summer. That decision to extend his contract came amid speculation of interest from Leeds United.

The 24-year-old last played against Ipswich on March 12th. He subsequently suffered a knee injury which forced him to withdraw from the Ireland squad for the games against Gibraltar and Georgia.

Bristol manager Lee Johnson said in late April that O'Dowda's ligament injury had healed but that he was still feeling a "slight pain".

Johnson also said that if O'Dowda was fully fit, he would "definitely" be playing. It is said by The Sunday Times that O'Dowda is believed to have been fit for some time.


It is also said that the player's decision to attend the FAI awards night in March, while injured, annoyed some at Bristol.

O'Dowda has been included in the Ireland squad for next month's European Championship qualifiers against Denmark and Gibraltar.

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