Bristol City striker Aaron Wilbraham was absent from the Sky Bet Championship club’s first pre-season training session as talks continue over his future at Ashton Gate according to the Bristol Post.

The 37-year-old veteran frontman is out of contract with The Robins after his previous deal expired on 30 June and Wilbraham has not yet signed the new deal with Bristol City which was offered to him by manager Lee Johnson.

It is believed that the striker’s new contract offer includes a coaching role with the club however it is not known whether Wilbraham will be willing to take on the new role and the player could opt to move on to benefit from the promise of regular first team football elsewhere.

Wilbraham has netted 34 goals in 126 appearances for The Robins since signing for the club three years ago. The player was a key part of the side which won a Sky Bet League One promotion and EFL Trophy double in 2014/2015 however with The Robins looking to push on in their quest for English Premier League football, the striker may have to settle for a lesser role in the side next season should he decide to stay on at Ashton Gate.

The Knutsford born hotshot has five English Football League promotions on his CV and still has plenty to offer any potential admirers.