Orr set for Robins move
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Robins player-manager Brian Tinnion has being trying to boost his squad for the League One campaign, with the West Country outfit having also agreed a fee with Old Firm giants Rangers for striker Steven MacLean.
Orr was released by The Magpies at the season's end after spending time on loan with Burnley last term, with the player attracting recent interest from Bradford City and Rotherham United.
The Liverpool-born youngster is due at Ashton Gate on Monday to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical before making a free transfer move.
The news comes as another striker completed his move to another League One club, as Lee Peacock joined Sheffield Wednesday on a two-year contract after rejecting new terms with The Robins.
Another Ashton Gate player seemingly on his way out is winger Aaron Brown, with Stoke City and Queens Park Rangers showing interest in the 24-year-old.
Potters boss and former Bristol City manager Tony Pulis has been a long-time admirer of Brown, who recently rejected terms of a new contract with The Robins.
Despite this, Tinnion made clear that the club's top players were not for sale after highly-rated defender Danny Coles became the subject of an enquiry from QPR.
Tinnion admitted The R's approached the club about the centre back, but that they never considered letting him go.
"An enquiry was made by QPR for Colesy, and I understand they were interested in exchanging a player or two," Tinnion told the club's official website.
"We never even considered letting Danny go. We didn't even entertain the idea of discussing details, it didn't get that far because the chairman (Steve Lansdown) told them we weren't interested."