HITC Sport understands a number of clubs are weighing up a January move for Preston goalkeeper Chris Maxwell.

Bristol City are among a host of sides weighing up a move for Preston North End goalkeeper Chris Maxwell in the January transfer window, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Maxwell is currently playing second fiddle to Declan Rudd in Alex Neil’s first-team plans at Preston, having been first-choice keeper at Deepdale last season.

The 28-year-old kept 12 clean sheets in 30 Championship games last term and only conceded 29 goals in the league as Preston just missed out on the play-offs

However, Maxwell has made only 11 appearances in all competitions so far this season, but has not started since being sent-off in the draw with Ipswich Town in November.

Maxwell is understood to be ready to move on in January in search of regular first-team football and the news has alerted a number of clubs at home and abroad.

Championship rivals Bristol City are looking to bolster their goalkeeping options in the transfer window and they are considering a move for Maxwell, while several Major League Soccer sides are also monitoring Maxwell’s situation at Preston.

Maxwell has played for Wales at all levels up to the senior squad and has been part of the group in the past without winning a cap, so a move away could boost his chances of breaking into Ryan Giggs’ plans.

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