Boothroyd Rubbishes Westwood Speculation

Last updated : 19 January 2011 By Covsupport News Service/RD

Coventry City manager Aidy Boothroyd has rubbished speculation suggesting that Kieren Westwood will move to Manchester City thereby allowing Shay Given to move out of Eastlands.

It has been well documented that Westwood's contract with Coventry City expires in the summer meaning he could leave the club on a Bosman free transfer and at the same time the Irish international goal keeper has refused to agree to sign the new contract that has been offered to him by the club.

Coventry City chairman Ray Ranson confirmed last Saturday that there had been enquiries from four clubs about Westwood, but so far no offers have been made.

Boothroyd has little time for the press speculation and dismissed the latest Manchester City move saying to the CT: "I have had no interest in any other players and no calls."

"I read the constant speculation about our goalkeeper who is apparently going to Man City now but all I can do and all we can do at the club is go about our business and focus on the next game, but I have to say that Keiren has been an absolute model professional, he really has and I think the group, as a whole, are just starting to click into gear and he is a big part of what we do."

"All this stuff in the papers, until anyone actually picks the phone up and offers anything, is just pie in the sky. Obviously it sells newspapers and I buy them as well to find out who's going where this week."