Bristol City are plotting a move for Rangers defender Lee Wallace as a replacement for the in-demand Lloyd Kelly, according to the Scottish Sun.
Kelly has been a transfer target for several Premier League clubs for a while now, with Liverpool thought to have monitored his progress all season and that has prompted Lee Johnson to plan for the future.
He has identified Wallace as the man he’d like to bring in as a replacement for the 21-year old, after he’s fallen down the pecking order at Ibrox.
Wallace is a 31-year old left back who started his career with Heart of Midlothian, playing 160 times in a seven year stay at Tynecastle. He later moved to Rangers and was a key part of the side that battled up from the Third Division back to the Premier League.
His chances have been limited in recent seasons, with just seven appearances last campaign and just two this time out. In total Wallace has represented Rangers over 250 times, and earned 10 Scottish caps into the process.
Lee Johnson would certainly be swapping youth for experience, Kelly is 21 and on the cusp of a big career, whilst at 31 it appears as though Lee Wallace’s is winding down rather quickly.
Wallace is certainly a seasoned professional with a lot to offer though and that might be what Johnson feels his promising side needs.