BRISTOL City manager Nigel Pearson has denied he was running the rule over Elliott Moore on last week’s trip to the Kassam Stadium.

The Robins boss attended Oxford United’s 1-0 win over MK Dons last Tuesday as he cast his eye over potential transfer targets.

Moore was one of the players Pearson was watching, according to Bristol World, having worked with the centre back at Leicester City and Belgian side OH Leuven.

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The City manager gave short shrift to the question of whether he was watching the U’s captain, adding that he already knew enough about the defender.

“Me and (assistant) Curtis (Fleming) decided to just go and have a look at one or two players who we have been viewing over a period of time. Elliot wasn’t one of them as it happens,” he told reporters.

“I’ve had Elliott Moore at Leicester and at OHL. Why would I go and watch him in a game if I was going to watch Elliott?

“He’s a good lad, he’s doing well at the level he is playing.

“Who I am looking at is nothing to do with you, quite frankly.”

Moore is out of contract this summer, but head coach Karl Robinson has previously stated the U’s can trigger an option for an extra year.