No offers yet for Westwood

Last updated : 31 January 2011 By Covsupport news/RD

Coventry City have yet to receive any offers for their hugely talented goalkeeper Kieren Westwood, despite rumours of late interest from Newcastle United.

The Sunday Mirror reported that Newcastle have made a £500,000 bid for Westwood who has six months left to run on his Coventry City contract.

Westwood himself is in the dark about his future and said, “It’s not ideal but if anything happens I have got some thinking to do."

"Sometimes these things get taken out of your hands. I have not asked to leave but the chairman has obviously made a decision and I’ll have to see what happens. I have got a young family to think of now so I suppose if something does happen I have got a few decisions to make.”

Westwood was made  captain for the FA Cup fourth round tie at Birmingham City last Saturday prompting speculation that this would be his last game for Coventry and this was further intensified when after the game he went over to the City supporters to wave and clap them.

“I always go and thank them after every game because I appreciate they pay their money and want to see their team winning and sometimes we don’t.," explained Westwood

"I do it to thank them for what they have done for me for 90 minutes. Win, lose or draw you have to go and show your appreciation. The fans have been behind me from day one and I can’t thank them enough for what they have done for me personally."

“I have never been captain before, so it was a proud moment for me, a great honour, and I enjoyed it.”

Sky Blues boss Aidy Boothroyd was more down to earth with his explanation as to why he made Westwood the captain for the day. He said that with the absence of club captain Lee Carsley through injury and the departure of Michael Doyle, the usual deputy,  to Sheffield United, Westwood was simply the next in line for the captains armband.

The curt response from Boothroyd was, “I don’t do sentimental gestures.”