FORMER AS Monaco midfielder Han-Noah Massengo isn’t expected to feature for Bristol City U23s at Cirencester Town tonight, 7.45pm.

The 18-year-old French midfielder has agreed a four-year contract with the Championship club Massengo featured seven times for Monaco last season, including three appearances in the Champions League.

"He has a lot to learn but he has the raw potential to be anything he wants," Robins head coach Lee Johnson told the club website.

Meanwhile, Ciren boss Charlie Griffin is expecting a chastening evening against City’s U23s, who could include former Forest Green and Bristol Rovers striker Matty Taylor who featured as a substitute in Bristol City’s opening-day 3-1 defeat to Leeds United on Sunday.

“Brian Tinnion is bringing a strong team this evening” revealed Griffin.

“It will be a great test and push us out of our comfort zone. We might not touch the ball for a while and this put us under scrutiny and make us work hard -they will push us hard, which you expect from a professional outfit.”

Griffin’s summer recruitment is ending, but he did run the rule over Hereford FC striker Liam Bishop, who was on target twice for Cirencester Town in their 6-2 friendly win over Forest Green Rovers Under-18s last week.

“He (Bishop) knows where the goal is and I will speak to Rico (Marc Richards, Hereford boss). We have an option on him, but he won’t play tonight,” admitted Griffin, who is also monitoring former Cheltenham Town midfielder Tyreece Briscoe.

Cirencester have added former Cheltenham Town keeper Lewis Clayton to their squad. Clayton recently returned from playing in Sweden with fourth-tier club IFK Mora, having spent most of last season at Bishop's Cleeve in the Hellenic League Premier Division.

Clayton has also signed for National League North side Gloucester City on dual registration.

Ahead of their league opener at Cinderford on August 17, Griffin has bolstered his squad by adding Clayton, Josh Parsons, Will Wellon, John Dennis, Tommy Ouldridge, Will Tunnicliff and Shayne Anson.

And Griffin will usher his squad to the Corinium on Saturday for some fine-tuning ahead of their league-opener.

He said: “Tonight, will be our last game before we play at Cinderford, but we will train on Saturday in the build up to the game the following week.

“I watched Cinderford on Saturday and they lost to Carmarthen, but pre-season means nothing you just have to look at Blyth Spartans who won every game in pre-season then went and lost to Gloucester City in their league-opener on Saturday.”

Elsewhere, Griffin has added to his backroom staff by bringing in former Hereford sports therapist Johnny Evans.