McInnes aims to keep key duo
Derek McInnes believes it would take a 'fantastic offer' to persuade Bristol City to part with Nicky Maynard and Albert Adomah in January.
Last Updated: 28/11/11 1:36pm
Bristol City manager Derek McInnes believes it would take a 'fantastic offer' to persuade the club to part with Nicky Maynard and Albert Adomah in the January transfer window.
Maynard and Adomah have been influential figures in the Robins' recent revival since McInnes was appointed manager at Ashton Gate.
Striker Maynard is out of contract at the end of the season and has hinted he would be prepared to agree an extension if results continue to improve.
Fulham have been linked with a New Year bid for Maynard, while Wigan Athletic are reportedly keen on signing Adomah, who scored in Saturday's 2-0 win over Southampton.
But McInnes is resolved to hanging onto his prized assets and admits City's form will dictate whether that is a realistic proposition.
He told the Bristol Evening Post: "The owner (Steve Lansdown) and the board are of the same opinion as me. It would have to be a fantastic offer to tempt us to sell either of those two.
"I want to work with good players and they are both very good players in their own right. Of course we want to keep players of that quality.
"If we keep winning games and moving up the table, they will be happy. If that happens, I think it improves our chances of keeping them here.
"Every player has a value and it is out of my control but, hopefully, we will be able to keep them both. I will do my best as a manager to ensure out best players don't leave."