Green makes Robins move
By Stephen Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bristol City have loaned Fulham's Adam Green as they aim to land James Hayter.
Bristol City have taken Fulham's Adam Green on loan for the rest of the season.
The 22-year-old is equally at home playing either at left back or in midfield and he is likely to make his Robins debut against Blackpool on Saturday.
Green has been signed to spice up the competition for places at Ashton Gate, where he will link up with Cottagers team-mate Liam Fontaine, who recently joined the club with a view to making a permanent move.
"Adam can play anywhere on the left and I'm very pleased to have signed him," City boss Gary Johnson told the Western Daily Press.
"We've let Dave Partridge, Clayton Fortune and Grant Smith, all left-footed players, go out on loan and I needed to bring someone in.
"Adam gives us good competition for places in the team and is a player I have tried to sign in the past.
"I'm delighted that I've been successful this time and, having played in The Premiership, I know he'll bring quality to our squad."
Johnson is also desperate to add a striker to his squad, although he has seen two bids for Bournemouth striker James Hayter (pictured) land back at his feet.
Cherries chairman Peter Phillips says that the offers verged on derision and remarked that he doubts whether the club's fans would ever forgive him for selling the marksman to City in any case.
"It is true we have received an offer from Bristol City, but far from holding out for six figures, the offer was well into six figures. I'm not prepared to divulge the figure, but I can confirm that we turned it down," he told the Daily Echo.
"They then came back with a slightly improved bid, but we turned that down as well.
"Their two bids were wholly inadequate, and, frankly, I'll be perfectly happy if they now decide to look elsewhere.
"We don't want to sell James and if we do lose him in the transfer window, he certainly won't be going anywhere on the cheap.
"We certainly wouldn't entertain selling him for what Bristol City offered and if they are interested, they will have to think again.
"He's been our top goalscorer for four years, he's a class act and we're not going to give him away."
With money to burn following the sale of Theo Walcott to Arsenal, Southampton have emerged as the leading contenders to land Hayter, although South Coast rivals Plymouth are also maintaining a close watch on affairs at Dean Court.