City have transfer listed Jamaican international midfielder Paul Hall less than 12 months
after signing him from Portsmouth.
The 26-year-old wide-man has started only two games and scored one goal for the Sky
Blues this campaign after making a £300,000 switch to the club last summer.
Hall was signed as cover for the two wide midfield positions but opportunities in these
areas have been limited since the signing of Stephen Froggatt from Wolves in October,
coupled with the emergence of George Boateng.
The Jamaicans position was further weakened when City invested £1.25 million in
Belgian flyer Laurent Delorge, and it now appears that he does not figure in Gordon
Strachans future plans.
And it seems another of the City managers signings from last summer could be
heading for the Highfield Road exit after it was announced that Ian Brightwell was
available on a free transfer.
The former Manchester City full-back joined the club in the last close season but has
been restricted to just one start after missing much of the campaign with an Achilles
He will be joined on the list of players available for free by Craig Faulconbridge who
has successful loan spells at Dunfermline and Hull City, Andrew Ducros and Barry
Ducros failure to break through to the first team will come as a blow to many
people at the club who had tipped him for future stardom when he first emerged three years
There was better news for Willie Boland and Sam Shilton who have both been offered one
year extensions to their contracts, although Boland may look for a move to boost his
chances of first-team football.
Australian keeper Tynan Scope and Robert Miller have not been offered new deals by the
club, and Richard Colwell, Jamie Williams and Chris Barnett have had their contracts
terminated by mutual agreement.