Yeovil's Chopra approach refused
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Yeovil City manager Steve Thompson has revealed he tried to loan Michael Chopra.
Yeovil City manager Steve Thompson has revealed he tried to loan Newcastle United's Michael Chopra earlier this week.
The striker had a loan spell with fellow League One side Barnsley last season, scoring 17 goals in 38 appearances.
However, the approach was rebuffed by caretaker manager Glenn Roeder who wants Chopra to be involved with The Magpies' first team set-up.
Chopra is the latest in a long line of players Thompson has made an approach for and as yet, has not had success with any of them.
"I must have enquired about 20-25 strikers in the last four or five days," said Thompson in the Western Daily Press.
"Either the manager is not willing to loan them or they want a permanent transfer at the end of it.
"I made an enquiry about Michael Chopra but then so have a lot of teams.
"I spoke to Glenn Roeder but Chopra is part of his first-team plans.
"I have also looked at another striker from a Premiership club who has been on loan to two clubs this season but both those clubs came back to me and said he hadn't done that well."