Marco Silva has ruled out signing a new right-back this month following Cyrus Christie’s departure from the club.
During the summer transfer window, Silva explained he wanted to sign a right-back with a “similar profile” to Kenny Tete, who suffered a hamstring injury at the start of the season.
Fulham were reportedly close to signing American right-back Reggie Cannon from Boavista, however, the deal fell apart on deadline day.
Silva currently has Tete and Denis Odoi as defenders on the right side and said he is happy with his current options.
“Circumstances have changed,” he said. “At the moment we have two right-backs. If for some reason I need another one, Bobby De Cordova-Reid can do the situation very well too. He can help the team with his profile. I am really happy to have a player like Bobby. He has played in so many positions, sometimes it is difficult for him but he can help the team in many positions. If something happens, it is another player who can play there. I’m really comfortable with the solutions we have at right-back.”
Silva also hasn’t ruled out signing this month.
“Let’s see what we can do. As I always say, the main thing is (who) is inside our football club, the players who keep us at a high level and who win games. Of course, we always open to improve something.
“A player has left on loan, it is possible that others will leave the club. If that happens, we will have to replace them, it is possible. But let’s see. The main thing for my players is to remain fully focused on Bristol, then Birmingham, always like that.