Stead Feared City Deal Was Off
New Bristol City striker Jon Stead has spoken about how easy a decision it was to join the Robins, but feared that the deal might have been off at one time.
Stead finally put pen-to-paper on a deal that will cost the Ashton Gate outfit £225,000, but it was six weeks since City showed any interest in the player.
"I couldn't make any decisions until I had all my options lined up," Stead told the Bristol Evening Post..
"There were other clubs interested and I decided to take my time. I've moved about a bit too much in my career and I wanted to make sure I was coming to the right club. I didn't want to rush into anything I might regret later."
But when Steve Coppell walked out on the club, Stead feared that a move could have been dead in the water, but he was more than happy when Millen said that the interest was still there.
He added: "I was relieved and delighted when he told me how much he wanted me at the club.
"I thought it was dead in the water when Steve Coppell left and I thought I was going to have to look elsewhere. But Keith was still interested and, once we'd had a chat, it was an easy decision for me to make."
Stead could be set for an instant return to Portman Road as City head for Ipswich on Saturday (3pm).
Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.