Bristol City boss Derek McInnes says opting not to play Nicky Maynard at the weekend had nothing to do with his uncertain future.
The 25-year-old striker is available for transfer after ending talks over a possible new deal at Ashton Gate and was an unused substitute in Saturday's 2-1 win over Doncaster.
Maynard, top scorer for the Robins with eight goals this season, had to make way to on-loan Chris Wood in the starting XI, while Jon Stead and Brett Pitman came off the bench.
"I'm not going to get dragged into a debate on this," McInnes told the Bristol Evening Post. "I've played Chris Wood, because he has trained and played well.
"I don't think Nicky's performance was of the same calibre last week and he is the same as anyone else. I made four changes and they were all solely to do with football reasons."