Bristol Rovers top scorer Matty Taylor is attracting interest from a trio of Championship clubs, as well as Scottish giants Celtic. Leeds United, Preston North End and Hull City are looking into the prospect of signing the out of contract forward, as reported by the Bristol Post.

26-year-old Taylor, whose 28 goals helped fire Bristol Rovers to automatic promotion into League One, making it back-to-back promotions, is a player in-demand thanks to his exploits over the past few seasons.

He was also named as the Player of the Year for the Memorial Ground club and although he is out of contract, Pirates chairman Steve Hamer remains hopeful of keeping him with the club,

“There are several contracts to either be renewed or extended and we will be looking to resolve all of those issues as quickly as we can. I also anticipate that we will be inundated by agents who clients will see us as a more attractive propositions now are in League One.

“It has been a euphoric weekend but the hard work of preparing for next season now starts in earnest. We will talk to Darrell (Clarke) and see how he wants to shape the future and we will back his judgement so that we are ready to give it a good crack in League One.”

Celtic, who are also searching for a new manager, are believed to have expressed an interest in signing Taylor in January on a pre-contract agreement. In the last two seasons, Taylor has scored a total of 47 league goals and have understandably attracted interest for elsewhere.

Bristol Rovers will be desperate to keep him however and the chairman believes that he can match any possible offer than any other club could offer him, especially now they are promoted to the third-their of English football.

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