Any interest that League One side Bristol City may have had in Yeovil Town right-back Luke Ayling would appear to be off, given they have made a new signing this afternoon. The Robins had been connected with a move to Ashton Gate by the Western Daily Press two weeks ago, albeit without any sources or quotes being attached to City's interest.
Since then, Glovers boss Gary Johnson has said that he has yet to receive a formal approach for the 22 year old, who turned down the offer of a new contract at the end of last season. Today, Bristol City have announced that they have snapped up Peterborough United right-back Mark Little on a three year deal, which would tend to suggest that City's vacancy has now been filled in that position.
In a Glovers-related twist, Peterborough's loss has made them do a u-turn on former Yeovil Town right-back Craig Alcock, who had been competing with Little for a place in the Posh side last season. Little's dominance in that position meant that Alcock tended to be shuffled out onto the opposite flank, and the 26 year old was released at the end of last season, despite making 39 appearances during 2013-14. Now with Little going to Bristol City, Posh have said that they've now put a new deal on the table for Alcock.
As yet, no opposition club has publicly thrown their hat into the ring for Ayling's services. Aside from Bristol City, the Western Gazette did link Ipswich Town and Brentford with the former Arsenal trainee, but the view from the Bees local media is that they aren't interested, whilst the Suffolk-based East Anglia Daily Times have opted to ignore the speculation. With any interested club needing to cough up a compensation fee for his services, so far no-one appears to be biting.
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