Tudgay ready to leave Rams
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Striker Marcus Tudgay has resolved to leave Derby after talks broke down.
Striker Marcus Tudgay has resolved to leave Derby County after contract talks with the Championship outfit broke down.
The 22-year-old has just one more season left on his current deal and was looking for an extension from The Rams.
He revealed earlier in the month that he was considering leaving Pride Park and that appeared to sting Derby into action.
Boss Phil Brown made it clear he wanted to retain the services of the youngster who won February's Championship Powerade Player of the Month award last season in a campaign that yielded nine goals in 22 appearances.
However, talks have now broken down and the player's agent Saif Rubie revealed Derby's continued reluctance to offer new terms had left Tudgay disillusioned and ready to move on.
"We thought we had reached an agreement with Derby, but they just kept stalling," Rubie told skysports.com.
"Marcus feels let down and disappointed, but will definitely be looking to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season or if an opportunity presents itself in January.
"He loves the club and will continue to give his all, but now feels it is in his best interests to look elsewhere."