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Ribeiro unsure of future

Image: Christian Ribeiro: Defender is back with Bristol City after Carlisle loan spell

Bristol City defender Christian Ribeiro remains uncertain where his short-term future lies after returning from a loan spell at Carlisle.

Defender back with Bristol City after Carlisle loan spell

Bristol City defender Christian Ribeiro remains uncertain where his short-term future lies after returning from a loan spell at Carlisle. The 22-year-old caught the eye while with the Cumbrians, making seven appearances for the League One play-off hopefuls. However, the Wales international returns to a Bristol City side in top form having recently recorded impressive 1-0 victories over Southampton and Millwall. Ribeiro told skysports.com that he is hoping to sort things out over the next few weeks, but whether that means another loan switch or remaining at Ashton Gate remains to be seen. "I've come back to Bristol now because my loan period at Carlisle has come to an end, but I don't really know what will happen this month," he said.

Capabilities

"That should become clearer over the next couple of weeks, whether it is another loan period elsewhere or staying here at Bristol. "The loan period at Carlisle went really well though because I got my games in and played very well. "We'll go from there, but this month should be quite interesting to see what comes up. "Before, I was fully fit and felt a little frozen out here at Bristol, but since then I've been out on loan and shown what I can do. "I've played a lot of big sides, including Charlton and Sheffield United twice, so I've shown my capabilities against some of the best in that division and I knew that I could play at that level. "I've played at Championship level before as well, so I know what I can do at that level, but it was just a case of showing everyone what I can do and that I'm fully fit again. "Hopefully, I've moved up in the world over the past couple of months, but January is a busy time and I'm not sure whether I'll be staying or not, but I'd like to get things sorted quickly because I'm not a fan of waiting around in the reserves."
Return
Should the Robins look to send the commanding defender out on loan again Carlisle are thought to be one club interested and Ribeiro has revealed that he wouldn't rule out making a return to Brunton Park this season. "When I spoke to the manager (Greg Abbott) he seemed quite keen to keep me on, so I'm sure they would be interested should Bristol wish to loan me out again, but saying that I originally went there to cover for injured full-back Frankie Simek and he is back fully fit now, so that might change things. "I don't think that they are in dire need for a right-back now, but never say never and their manager was very complimentary and I enjoyed my time working with him. "I'll see what options crop up in the next few weeks and take it from there really." Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news on Sky Sports News Radio. Listen live here or via the Sky Sports app on your phone.

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