Grant happy to stay put
Sheff Wednesday keeper Lee Grant has distanced himself from speculation linking him with a summer move.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 09/04/09 11:22am
Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Lee Grant has distanced himself from speculation linking him with a summer move away from Hillsborough.
The 26-year-old, who joined the Owls in 2007, has revealed that he is more than happy to remain with his current employers.
The former Derby shot-stopper has been in excellent form this season, which has caught the attention of a number of Premier League clubs, but Grant insists he is only focused on improving as a player under Brian Laws' leadership.
"I don't read the papers too much and I just take it on face value really," he told skysports.com.
"I'm concentrating purely on what I am doing at Sheffield Wednesday and it was only two years ago when I was struggling to get a game at this level, so I'm just hoping to keep my place in the side and improve as a player."
This season had promised to be a successful campaign for the Owls, as they hoped for a return to the Premier League, but injuries took their toll and Grant is targeting a top-half finish to end the season on a high.
"The injuries haven't helped and with a small squad they can cripple a side, so our hopes of finishing higher up have been made harder by the injuries," he added.
"I feel we have coped well though when players have been absent through injury and when called upon everyone has done their job for the side.
"The aim now is to improve upon last year's 15th-place finish in the table and at the moment we are on track to do so, but a top-half finish would be extra sweet.
"If we keep playing like we have for the majority of the season then we should be okay to beat last season's finishing position."