Ling Chases City's Brooker

Last updated : 09 January 2008 By Martin Scott
Martin Ling has admitted that he has joined various other clubs in the battle to sign Bristol City striker, Steve Brooker, on loan. Quoted in the Epping Forest Guardian, Ling stated:

"Steve Brooker is a striker that we would be interested in because he fits the bill of the kind of forward we are looking for."

"But judging by what I have read Gary Johnson (City Manager) is saying this week, there are an awful lot of other clubs who are of the same thinking. He is someone that we will enquire about because while he might only be 6ft, I would put him in the same bracket as Gary Alexander in that he is still a real presence in the air.

"The lad also has an excellent scoring record at this level, and while he has had his injury problems, that has never stopped me from signing people in the past. My main concern is if a player can improve us and someone of Steve Brooker's quality can certainly do that."