CITY have been alerted to the availability of Bournemouth striker Sam Surridge.

The 6ft 3in 20-year-old has been earning rave reviews at Oldham in League Two.

Surridge has scored 11 times in all competitions this season, including two against City at Valley Parade in the Checkatrade Trophy.

His form was rewarded with the division’s player of the month award for September and he was recently given a new contract by the Premier League club until 2021.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe has been impressed with the youngster’s progress after spending last season on loan at Yeovil, where he finished with 10 goals.

Having spent another five months playing in the bottom tier, Bournemouth are now looking to step up Surridge’s development with a spell in League One.

That has caught City’s attention and they are thought to be among half a dozen clubs who are monitoring the frontman’s situation.

But the Bantams will be hoping that Bournemouth see how David Hopkin has improved the likes of Lewis O’Brien and George Miller so far and see that as an attractive chance for their own youngster.

Howe said: “Sam is a talented player with a great attitude. He wants to win and wants to score.

“In any game, be that for the youth team or development squad, he had a feeling he had to score and he’s taken that into the Football League.

“He runs, he presses, he closes down. He’s got that goalscorer’s desire.”

Hopkin has confirmed City’s interest in Celtic centre half Jack Hendry – but they face heavy competition for his signature.

The 23-year-old, who has been capped three times by Scotland, is also wanted by Sunderland and Portsmouth and there is likely to be other interest from the Scottish Premier League.

Hopkin said: “I’ve had a chat with his representatives. He’s a good player and there are other clubs in for him.”

Hendry, who is 6ft 4in, began his career at Partick but spent two seasons in England with Wigan and played on loan for Shrewsbury and MK Dons.

He returned north of the border to join Dundee in 2017 before signing for Celtic in a reported £1.5 million move last January.

Hendry has played 15 games this season, including three in the Champions League, but has not featured since the end of October.