HANDS OFF HUGHES - BAGGIES
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Baggies realise how important the ginger-haired forward will be to their attempts to avoid relegation, and it is unlikely they will let him move on. Hughes was the country`s top scorer last season but he has found goals a little harder to come by this time around.
Tabloid reports had suggested Martin O`Neill, desperate to replace Emile Heskey, has targeted the 23-year-old but West Brom chairman, Paul Thompson has affirmed that the player is staying at The Hawthorns.
"I can give you one response which is - Lee Hughes is not for sale," Thompson told the official website. "Obviously Lee is a fantastic player and I think it`s not surprising that Premiership clubs are linked with him. It`s not surprising, but he`s not for sale."