Symes focused on Stanley
Michael Symes wants to focus on guiding Accrington into the play-offs despite speculation over his future.
Last Updated: 25/01/10 10:26am
Accrington striker Michael Symes is keen to concentrate on guiding Stanley into the play-offs despite speculation over his future.
Symes is enjoying a superb season at the Crown Ground and bagged his 14th goal of the campaign in the 3-1 FA Cup defeat to Premier League outfit Fulham on Saturday.
Grimsby have already seen two offers rejected, the second which was in excess of £100,000, while Championship club Derby are believed to be monitoring his progress.
But the 26-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the season and has been offered a new deal to stay with John Coleman's side, will not allow himself to be distracted.
"I have heard all the speculation before," Symes told the Lancashire Telegraph.
"You hear you are going here, there and everywhere but you can't put any store by it, it means nothing until there is something concrete.
"All I want to do is concentrate on doing my job for Accrington and firing us up the league table. We are having a good season and I am sure it can get better and better."
Stanley are currently seven points adrift of Dagenham & Redbridge in seventh, but have games in hand on the majority of the teams above them.
"I am doing well but more importantly, so are the rest of the lads," Symes added.
"We have had a lot of games called off and now it means we have matches on Tuesday and Saturday right through until the end of the season.
"We don't mind that. We can get into a good run and games coming thick and fast is a good place to be."