By Wayne Veysey

12th Apr, 2021 | 10:38am

Sources: Lansdown jetting to England today for Bristol City manager talks

Bristol City owner Steve Lansdown is set to travel to England on Monday for key talks with the board over their managerial situation, Football Insider has learned.

Nigel Pearson has not had the desired effect since being appointed to succeed Dean Holden in February of this year.

A source at Ashton Gate has told Football Insider that the board will discuss whether or not to keep hold of the 57-year-old as manager.

It comes after a goalless draw at home to Nottingham Forest on Saturday – the Robins’ fifth consecutive game without a win.

Pearson’s side, who currently sit 14th in the Championship, have scored just one goal since a 3-0 victory over Birmingham City in mid-March.

In total, Pearson has taken charge of nine games for Bristol City, with two wins, two draws and five losses in that time.

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Speaking after Pearson’s appointment on 22 February, Lansdown said: “Nigel gives us the leadership and direction we need to lift the players’ confidence and to turn our form around.

“The initial appointment is until the end of the season, when we will reassess the situation, hopefully with a view to the long term.”

However, the manager’s long-term future at Ashton Gate is now in serious doubt, less than two months after he arrived.

Pearson is currently enduring his worst spell as a manager, with Bristol City averaging just 0.89 points-per-game during his tenure.

The Englishman has never had a points-per-game average lower than 1 in any of his previous seven jobs in management.

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