Lee Tomlin remains a part of Bristol City’s plans, according to manager Lee Johnson.
The 28-year-old had appeared to suggest his time at Ashton Gate was up at the end of last month when he posted a message on Instagram which read: “Been a pleasure to wear the shirt, THANK YOU so much to everyone at Bristol, you know what the fans mean to me as they have gave me so much love ❤ #bristolcity”.
There had been rumours earlier in the season, which were dismissed by Tomlin, that the player and his manager had fallen out, yet Johnson insists that the forward is still in his thinking.
“Lee Tomlin’s a Bristol City player,” Johnson declared on BBC Radio Bristol.
“There’s no doubt he had challenges in his life last year but we’re always here for him and want to make sure that the best Lee Tomlin is out there playing on the pitch.
“He’s here, of course he’s in my plans. He’s got two years left, plus an option year.
“I signed Lee Tomlin because I wanted to build around him. I believed in the talent and his personality.
“Sometimes things change throughout the season that are nothing to do with football, sometimes those types of things can cause problems.”