Coventry City's Josh Reid has emerged as the potential left-back target for Stevenage on transfer deadline day - but there is still plenty of work to do if they are to get their man.

Boro boss Steve Evans has been in the market for a replacement for Saxon Earley who made a permanent switch to Plymouth Argyle at the beginning of the month.

But he also admitted on Friday that Stevenage are stuck at the end of a chain reaction that involves three other clubs and stretches to the Championship and back to League Two.

For Stevenage to land Reid on loan, Coventry would need to get a replacement before they would allow the 20-year-old to depart on loan.

The Sky Blues have already signed Josh Wilson-Esbrand on loan from Manchester City but are believed to be interested in Jay Dasilva at Bristol City.

The former Chelsea man is also wanted by Birmingham City but neither might get their man if the Robins can't find a replacement.

According to Bristol Live they have made a third bid for Jack Currie of AFC Wimbledon but the Dons are holding out for nearer to £1m.

Reid, who was skipper of the Coventry side who won the Professional Development League Two play-off final last year, is 20-year-old and started his career at home town Ross County.

He would become Boro's fifth signing of the window should he join, following Jake Forster-Caskey, Daryl Horgan, Jonathan Tomkinson and Josh March into the Lamex.