George Tanner makes impressive start to life in the Championship

Former Manchester United youngster George Tanner has made an impressive start to life in the Championship.

After starting the season with League Two side Carlisle United, Tanner signed for Bristol City in late August for an undisclosed fee (BBC Sport).

Since joining Nigel Pearson’s side, the 21-year-old has started every match for the Robins.

Tanner scored his first goal for the Ashton Gate side in the 3-2 win at Peterborough in the last match before the international break.

Bristol City’s number 19 instinctively finished first time in the penalty area after Chris Martin was saved by the goalkeeper.

Taken to Championship football well

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After jumping up two levels of the English football pyramid, Tanner looks comfortable at the Championship standard.

He’s currently averaging two tackles, 1.8 interceptions and three clearances per game (WhoScored).

The former Manchester United academy player was on loan at both Morecambe and Salford before joining Carlisle in August 2020 on a two-year deal.

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Playing alongside former Red Joe Riley, Tanners scored three goals in 48 games for Carlisle.

Bristol City are currently ninth in the Championship table and two points off the play-off places.

Tanner will face his stiffest test yet in the Championship following the conclusion of the international break as the Robins welcome Bournemouth to Ashton Gate.

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