Out of form Bristol City striker Matty Taylor could be permitted to go out on loan once he recovers from a hernia operation according to the Bristol Post.

The 27-year-old Oxford born hotshot has netted just twice for The Robins so far this season and is set to go under the surgeons knife with the player suffering with a hernia problem.

It has now been reported that there is a chance that Taylor will be considered for loan upon his return to fitness with a number of clubs said to be wanting to borrow the frontman for the remainder of the campaign.

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Despite scoring just four goals for Bristol City since his controversial move to Ashton Gate from city rivals Bristol Rovers 12 months ago, it is thought that Taylor remains in The Robins boss Lee Johnson’s long term plans and the player will play a part in the end of season run in if he stays with the club after his operation.

Taylor started his career with hometown club Oxford United before dropping down the non-league pyramid with the likes of Didcot Town and North Leigh. A move to Forest Green Rovers followed before the striker bagged 68 goals in 134 appearances for Bristol Rovers.

During his time with The Pirates, Taylor won back-to-back promotions from both The National League and Sky Bet League Two.

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