A run of three defeats on the bounce has seen Bristol City slide down the Championship table and threatens to extinguish all the momentum Nigel Pearson’s side have built up this season.
The City boss has been clear from his arrival that he saw this as a long-term project but pressure will continue to build if supporters are having to look down rather than up – and the gap above the bottom three keeps closing.
The January transfer window could allow Pearson to add some well-needed reinforcements but equally, it may see outside interest in some of the players in the Robins squad as well.
With just less than two months to go until the turn of the year, we’ve outlined two City players that could be subject to January transfer interest and why…
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It’s hard to know exactly what the problem is but things just don’t seem to have clicked for Kasey Palmer at City.
The attacking midfielder’s talent and vision is beyond doubt but there are questions over his consistency and he’s struggled to cement a place in the side under the last three Robins bosses.
Palmer has featured just six times in the league this term and as January rolls around there may well be interest from clubs feeling they could get him playing at his best – either on a loan or a permanent deal.
City have allowed him to leave the club on loan in the past and the 24-year-old could prove an ideal addition for a Championship or League One club looking for a little more spark in midfield.
Bentley has arguably never been more important to the Robins, having taken the captain’s armband from Tomas Kalas at the start of the 2021/22 campaign, but that won’t stop other clubs sniffing around the 28-year-old shot-stopper.
Last season, Bentley was linked with a Premier League move and while he’s perhaps not been in the impervious form that he was showing at that time, his quality has been clear to see this term and as he enters the final 18 months of his contract, sides may feel that there is a deal to be had.
City will hope for loyalty from their skipper but with the South West club looking no closer to the top flight themselves, you’d think an offer from the division above would be too tempting to turn down.