Hunt set to exit as Millen cuts Bristol City squad

Nicky Hunt
Hunt joined Bristol City from Bolton on a free transfer in August 2010

Bristol City manager Keith Millen says he will be trimming his squad over the summer, with full-back Nicky Hunt one player who looks set to be moved on.

"At the moment no one has come in for Hunt," Millen told BBC Radio Bristol.

"He's got a year's contract, so if no one comes in he'll have to look after himself, get fully fit - which he has done this year - and see what happens."

Millen has already released Ivan Sproule, John Akinde, Patrick Hoban and Jimmy Keohane.

And it looks as if transfer-listed Hunt, who has featured just eight times for the Robins this season, could also be on his way out.

Millen continued: "I'm hoping to do some business as far as getting players out, because I need to get this squad smaller.

"But when they're under contract, then players - quite rightly - aren't going to just walk away.

"You need someone that's going to want them, and when that happens I'll look at the situation, talk to the player and make sure I do it the right way."

Millen has also reiterated his desire to take defender Steven Caulker back on loan from Tottenham next season.

Steven Caulker
Caulker has featured for England at both Under-19 and Under-21 level

The 19-year-old has featured 31 times for the club this campaign.

"I'd love to have him here next season," said Millen. "I will go and meet with Tottenham.

"But Steven is very ambitious and I'm sure he wants to be in the Premier League next season - whether that be with Tottenham, or they might loan him to a Premier League club.

"If they don't, I know he enjoyed his time here. He's improved as a player and Steve Wigley [Millen's assistant] has had a massive part to play in that.

"We'll wait and see in the summer," added Millen. "He's not going to be fit until July anyway, so it's not one that I will get an answer on straight away."

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