Bristol City attacker Sammie Szmodics is a January loan target for fellow Championship sides Huddersfield Town and Hull City, a report from Bristol Live has claimed.
Szmodics only joined the Robins from League Two side Colchester United during the summer transfer window for an undisclosed fee.
Since then however, Szmodics has found game time hard to come by, with the 24-year-old making just two leagues appearances for the Robins this season, which have amassed to just 86 minutes of Championship football in total.
According to the latest reports, that has led to both Huddersfield and Hull making enquiries about a possible temporary switch for Szmodics in January, in order to give him the opportunity of more regular football at this level.
It is thought that any decision on whether or not Szmodics makes a temporary departure from Ashton Gate at the turn of the year will rest with Robins manager Lee Johnson, who would prefer for any deal to see the attacker move to another Championship side.
Bristol City are currently fifth in the Championship table after 19 games of the season, with Hull just inside the top half of the second-tier standings in 12th, and Huddersfield two points clear of the relegation zone in 19th.
I think this could be a sensible decision from Bristol City.
The lack of opportunities that Szmodics has been given this season means that is too soon to write off his chances at Ashton Gate completely, although it does appear as though he could benefit from a temporary move elsewhere in order to enjoy more game time.
The suggestion that he could get that in the Championship also seems to be a smart one, since it would give him the chance to further adapt to this level, and Bristol City the opportunity to assess just how far off a step into their own side he is.
Szmodics past performances with Colchester do suggest that he has the potential to make an impact at somewhere such as Huddersfield or Hull, and it will be interesting to see if this a move that tempts him as well.