Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson attended Oxford United’s recent 1-0 victory over MK Dons, with Bristol World claiming that the Robins boss was casting his eyes over three players from the League One outfit.
The report states that central defender Elliot Moore and left back Steve Seddon were two of three players assessed, although, the latter did not play a part.
Moore, 25, is coming to the end of his contract at the Kassam Stadium, however, the U’s do possess the opportunity to trigger an extension for a further year.
The centre-back has worked under Pearson twice already in his short career thus far, with the first time being as an exciting academy prospect at Leicester City and the second being in Belgium with OH Leuven.
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It remains to be seen who the third player might be, withMark Sykes and Cameron Brannagan perhaps being the most likely.
It is a shame that Oxford’s season has fizzled out and are unable to secure a play-off spot, with Karl Robinson’s side showing some impressive signs once again.
The U’s have been knocking on the door of the Championship for a while, with the U’s always seeming to possess a squad full of talent and this year is no exception.
Bristol City secured the signing of Rob Atkinson from the League One club last summer, with Pearson appearing to put his trust in the League One outfit.
Whether the duo, and the mysterious third player could cut it at Championship level is another question, however, the identified pair certainly have high ceilings in regard to their potential development.