Tinnion wants Coles stay

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Bristol City manager Brian Tinnion has stated he has no intention of selling centre back Danny Coles.

The former Newcastle United and Bradford City midfielder is keen to keep the 23-year-old after Sheffield Wednesday beat The Robins to the signature of Plymouth Argyle defender Graham Coughlan.

Recent reports have linked the former club trainee with a move away from Ashton Gate, with Coles thought to have interested Hull City boss Peter Taylor, but Tinnion insists he wants him in his League One squad.

"We want to keep Danny Coles, especially at this moment in time," Tinnion told the club's official website.

"We have no plans to sell him."

Tinnion's remarks are a bit of turnaround from February, when City seemed prepared to let Coles move on.

The Robins rejected a £500,000 bid from Cardiff City for the defender while he was also the subject of a swap move, which involved Plymouth's Coughlan last March.

Meanwhile, Tinnion will take Aston Villa goalkeeper Wayne Henderson on trial next week.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international is thought to be available on a free transfer, though Villa boss David O'Leary may allow Henderson to go out on a loan deal to start the campaign.

Henderson impressed during a long-term loan at League Two side Notts County last term.