Baird in dark over future
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chris Baird does not know whether he will be plying his trade with Southampton next term.Chris Baird's agent has stated he does not know whether his client will be plying his trade with Southampton next season.
The Northern Ireland international is out of contract at the end of the season and as yet Saints have not offered new terms to the 23-year-old.
A host of Championship clubs are interested in Baird, along with Middlesbrough, although the defender is waiting to see if he is part of Saints' plans before deciding his future.
Southampton are being linked with a move for Stoke defender John Halls and agent Gary Williams believes this is another sign Baird could be set to exit St Mary's.
"Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Norwich, Plymouth, Leeds and Watford have all enquired about Chris," explained Williams to the Daily Echo.
"There has also been a slight bit of interest from Middlesbrough.
"I need to sit down with (chairman) Rupert Lowe and see what is going on. We need to know what they're going to offer Chris, if anything.
"It doesn't look good for Chris if Southampton are looking to sign a right back - but I won't know until I sit down with Rupert what he's got in mind."
Another player possibly heading out of St Mary's is Rory Delap. The former Carlisle man is out of contract this summer and is also being linked with Middlesbrough.