The out-of-contract Championship centre-backs Bristol City could sign - including Hull’s Bristol-born defender

Centre-back is an area of concern for the Robins and that is the position they need to prioritise in the summer.

Plans are already afoot for Bristol City to recruit players in the summer, with up to four new faces expected to arrive at Ashton Gate over the coming months.

Transfer director Brian Tinnion believes at least four players could come in and that could grow if Alex Scott is sold this summer. Several positions need strengthening and the last eight games of the season for the Robins will let them get a picture as to who is ready for the Championship.

Centre-back for sure is a position that needs strengthening in, and in the last few matches their lack of options there has cost them. Rob Atkinson is out for the remainder of the campaign, and could miss the whole of pre-season as well as some of the next, after a serious knee injury.

Tomas Kalas is out-of-contract in the summer, and he has a groin problem that has him out for the next few weeks, limiting his time to prove to Nigel Pearson that he deserves a new deal. George Tanner, Max O'Leary and Nahki Wells have all got new contracts but will Kalas get one? It remains to be seen, and there will be a desire for the Czech Republic of international to stay fit if he does.

There's a desire to sign players that are on the younger side, so we should limit it at around 26-years-old, but Pearson does also think there's a need for experience in the Championship so there are some exceptions.

Here's 10 players who have played in the Championship this season or are contracted to second-tier clubs that could be worth considering. What do you think?

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