CITY have not ruled out the chance of bringing back Bryce Hosannah next season.

The defender has returned to Leeds to undergo rehab following his recent hamstring operation.

Hosannah has been out of action since playing in Stuart McCall’s final game at Oldham in mid-December.

Joint bosses Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars have not had the chance to involve him since.

But Trueman hinted that they would be keen on getting him back to Valley Parade on another loan if the opportunity arises.

He said: “We want to bring the best players possible to the club, whether that’s loans or signings in the summer window.

“If Bryce is a player that is available, there is always potential that he could return.

“He knows how the club works and he knows me and Conor now but has obviously not had the opportunity to work with us.

“We’re disappointed we never got the chance to work with him. But the best thing for Bryce and his future is that he gets himself 100 per cent right.

“We sent him for an op and it’s all gone well and he’s been carrying out his rehab with Leeds.”

Hosannah played 11 games for City after McCall signed him on loan at the start of the season.

The youngster suffered a couple of setbacks as he recovered from the serious hamstring injury and it was eventually decided that he should go under the knife.

Trueman added: “We saw a lot of Bryce before we got in the role and were excited to work with him.

“We know the attributes he’s got and what he could have brought to the team, something different to the personnel we’ve got who can play right back.

“We’re disappointed and I spoke to Bryce to thank him for his efforts before he picked up his injury.”

Meanwhile, Olly Crankshaw, Charles Vernam and Billy Clarke are all back in contention for tomorrow’s home clash with Forest Green.