Chairman stance suits Simpson
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paul Simpson hopes the speculation surrounding David Nugent will die down.
Paul Simpson hopes the speculation surrounding David Nugent will die down after Preston North End chairman Derek Shaw confirmed the striker is not for sale.
Nugent has been linked with a January move to the Premiership, with reports claiming Sheffield United have had a £6million bid rejected.
Simpson has been insistent that the England Under 21 international will not be leaving Deepdale during the transfer window.
Shaw's stance has also buoyed Simpson, who is now keen to stop talking about Nugent's future at Preston.
"I was delighted that after myself and the chairman sat down earlier in the week and had a chat about where we are going to go and what we want to do, that he has come out publicly and said that David Nugent is not for sale in the January transfer window and that's the way I want it to stay," Simpson told the club's official website.
"I'm not going to start talking about every single article and every single time that a club gets mentioned.
"All I want is that David Nugent stays with us and carries on scoring goals.
"There will be articles that will be printed, there will be bits on the radio and on the TV probably every week now up until the end of the season and we are not going to comment on any of them, it's as simple as that.
"We have said that we want to keep David Nugent at the club and that's all we really need to say."