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Ex-Leicester fullback Simpson joining Bristol City

Former Leicester City full back Danny Simpson is joining former manager Nigel Pearson at Bristol City.

The 34-year-old free agent had been training with Sheffield Wednesday but is expected to sign a short-term deal with Pearson's promotion-chasing side after the international break, reports the Daily Mail.

City have filled their 25-man squad but hope to be given clearance for Simpson to replace one of their long-term injured players.

The EFL rules state that only "in other truly exceptional circumstances" will they ratify a squad update outside the window.

However, this is expected to be a non-issue given the UK government's lockdown and how hard the Robins have been hit by injuries, with the squad having up to 20 so far this campaign.

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