Bristol City are understood to be monitoring Elliott Whitehouse after the midfielder was released by Sheffield United, writes James Shield.
Whitehouse, who captained the Sheffield United side which reached the FA Youth Cup final in 2011, spent periods on loan at York City and Alfreton Town last season having failed to command a place in the first-team squad.
Although York, who investigated the possibility of renewing the 20-year-old’s agreement midway through the campaign could be tempted to resurrect their interest, City are believed to be contemplating the possibility of taking Whitehouse to Ashton Gate where John Pemberton, United’s former academy manager, is now assistant manager.
Carlise and Rochdale have also been linked with his services.
Whitehouse, who has made five senior appearances for United, represented York 17 times after making his debut for the North Yorkshire club against Mansfield Town in September.
Having left Bootham Crescent four months later, Whitehouse joined Alfreton where he featured on four occasions.
Meanwhile, tickets, priced £6 adults and £1 under-16’s, will be available on the gate for tomorrow’s charity fundraiser between a United Legends XI and a team of television celebrities at Bramall Lane.
Chris Morgan, Chris Wilder, James Beattie and Curtis Woodhouse are all set to take part in the match which kicks-off at 1pm.