Roberto Mancini is keen for Manchester City full-back Wayne Bridge to head out to a Championship club on loan.
Bridge has not been involved for City so far this season and spent the second half of last term on loan at West Ham United.
Though he has been named in Mancini's 25-man squad for the first half of the Premier League campaign, the left-back is behind Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov in City's plans.
The 31-year-old rejected a loan move to Celtic before the transfer window closed and Mancini feels the former Chelsea defender would benefit from playing in the Championship.
"I think that it is better for him if we can find a good solution in the Championship," said Mancini.
Another player down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium is defender Nedum Onuoha, who saw a switch to Everton collapse before the transfer deadline.
Onuoha could still have a role to play in terms of helping City meet minimum homegrown player regulations but the player is still likely to move on sooner or later.
Mancini said: "Onouha will stay with us because he is homegrown but he knows it is difficult for him to play often.
"We may find a good solution for him in the next two or three months, or in January maybe."