Jutkiewicz puts transfer talk behind him

Last updated : 15 September 2011 By Covsupport News Service/RD

Coventry City striker Lukas Jutkiewicz will not be leaving Coventry City in the near future. He is happy where he is and has put all the recent talk about a possible transfer to Middlesbrough behind him as he focuses on the next game.

The  22 year old striker played a fine game in the home win over Derby at the weekend and scored the opening goal through a controversially awarded penalty.

In the closing stages of the summer transfer window, Jutkiewicz was the subject of a £1m bid from Middlesbrough and at one point it looked as if he would be leaving the Sky Blues, but for whatever reason, it never happened and he remained at The Ricoh. Middlesbrough later enquired about taking the striker on loan with thought of buying him in the January transfer window, but were firmly rebuffed.

Jutkiewicz stated to the CT: “I’ll always give everything I have got and I hope that shows out on the pitch. It’s been a bit of a distraction because we haven’t had any games so last week was a bit frustrating for me. " 

"I just wanted to be out on the pitch rather than hearing people talk about me and being asked questions. I want to play football so it is nice to get back to that and focus on the game rather than all that."

For their next game, Coventry travel to Suffolk on Monday for the televised evening game against Ipswich Town.

“I can’t wait for the Ipswich game. I think we won 2-1 down there last year and hopefully we can have a repeat of that,” said Jutkiewicz.

In that game Jutkiewicz scored the winning goal, again from the spot, in a 2-1 win, Coventry's first win at Portman Road for 16 years.