Glovers boss Steve Thompson has today confirmed welcome news for all Yeovil Town fans - there are no bids on the table for vice-captain Darren Way. The Western Daily Press put forward the question to Thommo after apparently picking up a rumour that League One rivals Swansea City had put in a bid for the popular Plymouth-born player.
If Swansea were ever interested in Way, then the news has yet to reach their internet message boards. Past experience has shown that the Swans camp is prone to 'leaking' information to supporters or their local press and chairman Huw Jenkins is certainly not shy about discussing prospective signings, but as yet there is no sign of that having happened. When the South Wales side made their failed move for Lee Johnson, they were fairly blatantly leaking deals of their move to supporters groups at the Liberty Stadium.
Manager Kenny Jackett has admitted he is after a holding midfield player, but states that his current thinking is more towards a loan signing. After being linked with Wrexham attacking midfielder Mark Jones, Jackett told the Swansea Evening Post that Jones was not the sort of player he was after: "He's a good attacking midfield player, but I don't think that's the type we need. Owain(Tudur Jones) has played that role for us for the majority of the season and Andy Robinson looks like he can do it too. I've been very pleased with him in the last three or four games and felt he was our best player at Bradford. With Leon Britton as well, we're well covered in that department and it's more of a holding player we need. Maybe we'll end up getting someone on loan."
The Swans had hoped to grab AFC Bournemouth midfielder Brian Stock just before the weekend, matching Preston North End's valuation of the player. But Stock chose Championship level football, and it would appear likely that the 24 year old was Jackett's intended weekend target.
Speaking to the WDP, Steve Thompson said of the claims: "Darren Way is a good player and I would not be surprised if teams were interested.But we have had no written offer for him."
Thommo implied on Saturday that there had been at least one written offer for a Yeovil Town player apart from those for Lee Johnson and Efetobore Sodje who departed to Hearts and Southend United respectively earlier this month. However, he also stated that such formal offers were few and far between, and Chester City manager Keith Curle's interest in Michael Rose appears to have more legs on it.
Darren is planned to be back in training this week and although he missed yesterday's Reserve match at Bristol Rovers the club are still hopeful that he will make his return in time for Saturday's home match against Bradford City.
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