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DONE DEAL: Bristol City snap up Aston Villa midfielder Lansbury

Henri Lansbury has joined Bristol City for the remainder of the season after completing a move from Aston Villa.

Lansbury links up with Dean Holden's side in their push for the play-offs after putting pen to paper on a short-term deal as a free agent.

The 30-year-old midfielder brings more quality to the squad, two seasons after he helped Villa reach the Premier League, while he also helped Norwich and West Ham United to promotion into the top flight.

City chief Mark Ashton told the club's website: “We are delighted to welcome a player of Henri's quality and experience. There were a number of clubs in for him and we are pleased that we managed to secure him. He has a proven track record both in the Premier League and at Championship level and I strongly believe he can help us with a big push in this second half of the season."

Robins manager Holden said: “Henri will add to the group both on and off the pitch. He's a fantastic character, someone I've always admired for the way he plays the game. He's a fantastic passer of the ball, and he can create and score goals too."

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