St Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson admits he is flattered to hear of reported interest in him from Bristol City, and says he could be keen on a move to English football.

Davidson worked alongside current City manager Derek McInnes during his tenure at McDiarmid Park, and McInnes has already spoken of his admiration for 23-year-old Davidson.

With the Robins expected to free up funds to aid McInnes in the transfer market in January, Davidson could be a target, and he told the Perthshire Advertiser: "My mate texted me about what the old gaffer had said, and if managers talk favourably about you it's got to be a compliment."

He added: "I'm used to it (speculation) now after the Rangers speculation (Davidson was the subject of an approach from the Scottish champions in August).

"It's part and parcel of football. I would rather have people talking about me than not.

"But there is a point in everyone's career when you want to go further. Every young player thinks about testing themselves in England and I'd be lying if I said I was any different. I'm not ruling it out."