Owls keeper shuns Laws link
Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Lee Grant insists he is not interested in leaving the club.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 18/01/10 12:19pm
Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Lee Grant insists he is not interested in leaving the club, despite being linked with a move to Premier League outfit Burnley.
The Owls are willing to listen to offers for all of their squad as they aim to generate funds for new manager Alan Irvine, which has alerted former Wednesday boss Brian Laws after taking over the reins at Burnley.
Both Grant and striker Marcus Tudgay are said to be on the Clarets' radar, but the ex-Derby County shot-stopper has told skysport.com that he is more than happy to stay with the Championship strugglers for the foreseeable future.
"Everybody wants to the play in the Premier League, but I am very happy at Sheffield Wednesday and showed my commitment to them by signing a new contract recently, which will keep me here for another three years," he said.
"I am very settled here and continue to enjoy playing for the club, so there is no reason for me to want to leave any time soon.
"Every player wants to test themselves against the best players in the world and the Premier League offers that opportunity, but I'm not worrying about that because no player wants to leave a club where they are enjoying themselves."
Irvine got off to a winning start at the weekend, as the Owls triumphed for the first time since mid-October, with a 2-1 victory over local rivals Barnsley, but Grant was left a little frustrated after conceding an equaliser.
"The lads responded very well to the points that the gaffer tried to put across to us during the week and it was a very strong performance all round," he said.
"It was frustrating to concede so quickly after taking the early lead, but even more so for myself because from a goalkeeping point of view it is always disappointing to get beaten by a fluke like that.
"However, it thankfully didn't stop us from playing our stuff and we went on to get the right result in the end."