Bristol City have captured Peterborough United striker Tyrone Barnett on a loan deal until the end of the season, reports BBC Sport.

Barnett, 28, has been on the transfer list since November 2012 following a breach of club discipline, and has previously spent time on loan at Championship side Ipswich Town, having arrived at the club in February of the same year for, at the time, a club-record £1million fee from Crawley Town.

He began the current season in good form, breaking back into the first-team and forming a fruitful partnership with Britt Assombalonga. However, he has struggled since, mustering just seven goals from 26 outings for the League One side.

Bristol City have struggled this season, despite initially being considered among the frontrunners for promotion back to the Championship.

They currently lie 22nd in League One, although their form has improved significantly under the stewardship of new boss Steve Cotterill.

Barnett will be competing for a place in the starting line-up with Sam Baldock and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, who between them have amassed 30 goals already this season. 

He remains unfazed by the pressure, though, stating: "I'm looking to get fit and play as many games and get as many goals I can - that is where my head is at the moment."

"I've seen what the lads can do here, I've been keeping an eye on them these last couple of weeks and hopefully I can add to the goals."

Barnett is expected to be in the squad for the club's game against Bradford this weekend.

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