Clubs have been in touch about players - Westley
PUBLISHED: 14:22 14 January 2011
Boro boss doesn’t expect any first team regulars to leave in transfer window
STEVENAGE manager Graham Westley says he has had managers on the phone talking about his players in light of their superb performance against Newcastle on Saturday but he doesn’t expect any of his first team regulars to leave in the January transfer window.
All eyes have been on Boro this week after their emphatic FA Cup win last weekend with managers and the media raving about the performance, and Westley acknowledges it is inevitable teams will be interested in his players.
However the Stevenage manager said if the club does decide to sell any of its players then it would have to be for the right price and it’s unlikely to be before the summer.
“I’ve already had managers on the phone talking about the lads,” Westley told The Comet.
“Inevitably people will talk about them. You don’t do what our lads did against Premier League outfits [without other clubs taking notice].
“We didn’t edge them, we beat them. The players knew before the game that they’d make names for themselves if they won.
“The real thing though is consistency. They want to put in consistent performances, eight, 10, 12 games back-to-back of similar quality.
“They know that not in this transfer window but in the summer they could look to moves at higher levels.
“As a football club, though, we would not give players away. If someone wants one of our players they have to buy them.
“Getting the balance right in not giving the players away but not standing in their way is something this club and chairman has done really well over the years.
“I do think it’s one for the summer more than this transfer window.”
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