Championship strugglers Bristol City have approached Premier League club Stoke City to enquire about the availability of out of favour striker Peter Crouch, according to The Bristol Post.

The former England international has failed to win a regular first team starting place at The Britannia Stadium this season making just 8 appearances for The Potters and scoring just 2 goals.

The 34 year old veteran is currently fifth choice striker at the North West club behind an ever increasing array of attacking talent being brought to the club by Manager Mark Hughes which includes the likes of Bojan Krkic and Mame Biram Diouf.

Bristol City have been told that the striker is not available for transfer however Manager Steve Cotterill may continue to test The Potters’ resolve following last night’s home defeat to Preston North End, a result which keeps The Robins in the relegation zone.

Should Crouch be permitted to join the Ashton Gate club, the striker would bring a wealth of experience to the club having made 42 international appearances for England and a number of Champions League appearances during his career playing at the top level.

The striker has scored 187 goals in 629 career appearances and his signature would provide Bristol City with a huge boost as they continue a desperate fight to avoid relegation back to League 1 after just a solitary season in The Championship.

Bristol City’s Championship rivals Leeds United have also recently been linked with a move for the experience striker.

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