Bristol City are understood to be considering a summer swoop for out of favour Preston North End winger Josh Brownhill according to the Bristol Post.

The 20 year old Warrington born wide man is currently out of favour at Deepdale and is enjoying a loan spell away from the club in League 1 with Barnsley. Brownhill has contributed to the Oakwell club’s upturn in form and will leave South Yorkshire with a Johnstones’ Paint Trophy winners’ medal and could yet help the club to promotion.

With Brownhill out of contract at parent club Preston North End in the summer, a number of clubs are being linked with a move for the player including Bristol City. Robins manager Lee Johnson is preparing for an exciting summer of new arrivals at Ashton Gate and Brownhill is a player who he knows very well having initiated the player’s loan move to former club Barnsley in January. City will be required to pay a fee for the player’s services should a deal be completed with the player under the age of 23.

Brownhill is a product of the Preston North End academy set up after previously being released by Manchester United as a teenager. The winger played a big part in The Lilywhites’ push for promotion from League 1 but has struggled to feature for the club since their return to the Championship.

Bristol City’s Championship rivals Fulham and Queens Park Rangers are also thought to be interested in signing the winger while there could be some interest from Scottish Premiership clubs.

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