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The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO RESULTS - By Neil Fissler

BRIS­TOL CITY could be forced to cash in on highly-rated winger Al­bert Adomah fol­low­ing their rel­e­gated from the Cham­pi­onship.

The Robins fought off bids for the 25 year-old dur­ing the Jan­uary trans­fer win­dow in the hope that he could help them stay up.

The ex-Har­row Bor­ough and Bar­net ace at­tracted in­ter­est from Bolton Wan­der­ers, Cardiff City, Crys­tal Palace, Swansea City and Mid­dles­brough.

The Swans and Palace had bids re­jected and are ex­pected to re­turn for the Ghana in­ter­na­tional when the trans­fer win­dow opens.

Cardiff, who have just won pro­mo­tion to the Pre­mier League, are ex­pected to spend over £25 mil­lion this sum­mer and Adomah is again on their wanted list.

City may have to sell if they to com­ply with the Salary Cost Man­age­ment Pro­to­col which op­er­ates in League One.

Rules state a wage bill can­not ex­ceed 60 per cent of turnover or the club will face a trans­fer em­bargo.

The Robins wage bill was £18.6m in the last fi­nan­cial year and off load­ing Adomah could help ease debts of £41m.

Bolton could also be in­ter­ested in sign­ing Sam Bal­dock, who was a tar­get of Dougie Freed­man at Crys­tal Palace be­fore join­ing City last sum­mer. WEST BROM are poised to make a move for Burnley goal ma­chine Char­lie Austin.

Austin, also a tar­get for Villa, has been watched by Bag­gies boss Steve Clarke. CREWE are fac­ing a strug­gle to keep hold of highly-rated mid­fielder Luke Murphy with a num­ber of Pre­mier League keep­ing tabs on him.

Murphy, who has come up through the ranks at Gresty Road, made his de­but in De­cem­ber 2008 and has clocked up more than 160-games.

The 23-year-old has been watched on a reg­u­lar ba­sis by scouts from top flight clubs this sea­son.

New­cas­tle and As­ton Villa are in­ter­ested, while QPR boss Harry Red­knapp has been get­ting re­ports.

Murphy scored one of his sides goals at Wem­b­ley Sta­dium and has got eight in 47 ap­pear­ances for the League Two side.

Even Alex boss Steve Davis has even ad­mit­ted that he doesn’t ex­pect Murphy to be at the club come the start of next sea­son.

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