FORMER Southend United goalkeeper Daniel Bentley has set his sights on reaching the Premier League after sealing a switch to Bristol City.

Bentley joined the Robins from Brentford last week in a deal believed to be worth around £4million.

And the 25-year-old former Bromfords School pupil is now determined to help City work their way out of the Championship.

"This is a huge club with so much ambition, which matches my ambition as well,” Bentley told Bristol City's official website. 

“I’m sure everyone wants to be a Premier League player and I do as well.

"I felt coming here I have a great chance of doing that.

“Watching how well Bristol City did last year from afar, I'm a student of the game and you see who's up and down in the division.

“They just missed out by a couple of poor results in the end.”

Bristol City finished eighth in the Championship last season, missing out on the play-offs by four points.