David Horseman has returned to Bristol City to become the Championship club’s head of Academy coaching.

The former Watford Under-18 coach, who has worked with the Under-23s, has moved back to the club where he held a variety of roles before joining the Hornets.

Horseman told the Robins’ website: “Bristol City is a really vibrant place to be and there’s a real sense of togetherness from the top down.

“The Academy is really thriving at the moment, with many players realising that pathway from the youth teams right the way through to the first team.

“Many of the players now in and around the first team were in the Academy when I was last here; I would have either recruited them or coached them.

He continued: “My last day at Watford was actually City’s cup win at Vicarage Road and it was great to see so many of the younger players holding their own against established Premier League players.

“It’s a huge credit to the club that they want to embrace the younger players, which is how clubs should operate and I think Bristol City is ahead of a lot of clubs in that way of thinking.

“The chance to return and help enhance the Academy’s progression even further was just too good an opportunity to turn down.”