Sturrock stands firm over Tyson
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paul Sturrock insists he will not be pressured into paying over the odds for Nathan Tyson.Sheffield Wednesday manager Paul Sturrock insists he will not be pressured into paying over the odds for Nathan Tyson.
The Wycombe Wanderers hot shot is a prime transfer target for The Owls, who have already had one bid knocked back.
The Championship club were prepared to stump up a £500,000 fee, plus a further £100,000 dependent upon performance, but it did not meet Wycombe's valuation.
Wycombe want £750,000 for the 13-goal striker but it is a figure that Sturrock is not prepared to match.
"I don't believe an untested striker from that league is worth £750,000," Sturrock told the club's official website. "That's just me.
"It would be very easy for me to force the issue with the chairman but I wouldn't be comfortable in my own mind."
Sturrock is trying to bring a new forward to Hillsborough and has been looking at Iwan Redan, although the Willem II ace can not move until January.
The Owls chief had also been hoping to make an immediate loan signing but illness has scuppered his plans.
He added: "We were near enough certain to bring someone in to play against Plymouth only for him to go down ill this morning.
"We've made offers to other clubs and some of them have been knocked back. One of them is still ongoing and we'll know by Monday or Tuesday if there is any middle ground on that.
"I'd also be hopeful that the player who has gone down ill will get better very quickly."