Leicester City still want Nicky Maynard - Keith Millen

Bristol City manager Keith Millen says Leicester City are still interested in signing summer target Nicky Maynard.

Millen's side beat the Foxes 2-1 on Wednesday, with Maynard scoring twice.

Leicester manager Sven-Goran Eriksson told BBC Sport after the game: "Bristol want to keep him so I don't think it's going to happen, unfortunately."

But Millen told BBC Radio Bristol: "We spoke to Leicester and they are keen but our stance is the same - no-one has come in with an offer we can accept."

He added: "You can see his focus is scoring goals and I hope he stays with us."

Striker Maynard has a year left to run on his contract at Ashton Gate and rumours have been rife all summer that he is set to exit the club.

Bristol City rejected an offer from Leicester in June and it is thought Nottingham Forest and Southampton were also interested in the forward, who has notched 41 goals in 106 appearances for the Robins.

After Wednesday's result, Bristol City's first win of the new campaign, Maynard said scoring against a club who are trying to court him did not faze him.

"It's not ironic in my view," he told BBC Points West. "At the end of the day I'm a Bristol City player and whoever I'm playing against, I'm always going to give my all and try and score goals.

"We've had back-to-back defeats and not looked like we were going to do well. Wednesday night showed that we are capable of mixing it with the big boys."

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