Bristol City has confirmed that Poppy Pattinson has left the club. The full-back has decided to move on after the expiration of her two-year contract but Bristol City did offer her a contract to retain her services.
Speaking to the Bristol City website about her decision to move on she explained “I would like to thank Tanya for the opportunity to be a part of Bristol City, my teammates and the fans for the past two years, but I feel now is the time for a new challenge.
Pattinson aged 20 joined the Robins in 2018 from Manchester City and became a crucial part in their side.
Robins manager Tanya Oxtoby added” Poppy has been an integral part of our squad since joined us on trial in my first pre-season here, and to see her develop and grow within our environment, on and off the pitch has been a real pleasure.
“She has always been a part of the club’s plans moving forward for next season and we are very disappointed she has decided to move on, however we have to respect that she wanted to seek a new challenge elsewhere.
“I know for myself personally I always have a keen eye on her continued development and take pleasure knowing we were able to provide an environment for her to gain regular game time to kickstart her WSL career.”