Striker Nicky Maynard has hinted he may be willing to sign a new contract at Bristol City.

The frontman, who scored the second goal in the Robins' 2-0 victory over npower Championship leaders Southampton at Ashton Gate on Saturday, had stalled on a new deal originally offered in April.

And after City's terrible start to the season, during which time they won just once in 10 league outings, it appeared that the former Crewe forward would be offloaded in January - as his current contract is set to run out in the summer. However, under new manager Derek McInnes Maynard has thrived, and the 24-year-old has said the fact he is now enjoying his football once more could influence him to stay.

"We're still in talks and have been since the offer was first put on the table in April," he told the Bristol Evening Post. "Those talks are ongoing, I've spoken to the gaffer and he knows where my head is at and I know what he is all about.

"But the key thing as far as I'm concerned is that the team is doing well. We're doing well after a poor start and I'm really enjoying myself again. If that continues then of course there is a better chance of me signing a new deal.

"I'm like any other player in that I want to play at the highest level possible and the manager's ambitions match my own. Hopefully, the team will keep on doing well, I'll keep on enjoying it and we'll see what happens."