Bridges agrees Robins move
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Michael Bridges has agreed a one-year deal to join League One side Bristol City.Michael Bridges has agreed a one-year deal to join League One side Bristol City.
The 26-year-old will have a medical over the weekend before completing his move from Premiership new boys Sunderland next week.
Bridges's contract at Ashton Gate will be with a further year's option and, should his medical go according to plan, he may make his debut in Monday's pre-season friendly at arch-rivals Bristol Rovers.
"It's a very exciting signing because Michael has proved himself a Premiership player and is still at a very good age," Robins boss Brian Tinnion told the club's official website.
Bridges's impending arrival is the sixth new face to come to City this summer, with former Stoke City defender Richard Keogh having now completed his move to the West Country outfit.
Keogh signed a two-year contract after completing his medical at the club on Friday.
The same cannot be said for trialist Dave Burborough, with the Bishop Sutton striker having opted not to turn professional with the League One side.
Tinnion offered Burborough a one-year deal to join The Robins, but the player has decided to remain a semi-professional for the moment.
Meanwhile, the club have confirmed that centre back Danny Coles was arrested for being drunk and disorderly in a bar in Newport, Shropshire.
"We are very disappointed that one of our players has been arrested and will investigate the matter thoroughly," stated Robins chief executive Colin Sexstone.
"Once this has been done, the club will then take the appropriate action."