BLUES striker Simon Yeo yesterday moved to League Two rivals Bury on loan.
The 34-year-old was a summer transfer target for the Shakers but he ended up staying at the Deva Stadium.
When the January transfer window opened on Tuesday, Bury made a fresh approach for Yeo and managed to secure a loan deal that runs until the end of the season.
With Yeo gone, Bobby Williamson will now step up his search for a senior striker. The Blues boss failed in an audacious bid to sign West Brom’s former Celtic forward John Hartson in the summer and may consider a fresh move for the 32-year-old.
Williamson, who is also keen to offload Phil Bolland, Sean Hessey, Kevin Sandwith and Dean Bennett, said: “The players we would like to see moving on are not the ones attracting attention – it’s the ones we wouldn’t like to see moving on.
“But we’ll weigh everything up and if it is a player who we don’t really want to move on who goes, that may well be the case.”
Williamson takes his side to Accrington Stanley tomorrow and he is relieved to see his team’s injury problems easing.
Laurence Wilson (calf), Tony Grant (hamstring) and Nathan Lowndes (back) were all due to return to training yesterday after missing City’s festive programme.
With Kevin Ellison suspended tomorrow after picking up five bookings, Wilson stands a chance of being recalled to City’s starting XI.
Midfielder Tony Dinning (knee) could be ready for a return to training next week, but striker John Murphy (ankle) remains sidelined.