Laws: Coughlan going nowhere
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Brian Laws insists Sheff Wed's Graham Coughlan will not be joining Dundee Utd.
Brian Laws insists Sheffield Wednesday defender Graham Coughlan will not be joining Dundee United on loan.
The SPL club had been keen to take the experienced centre-half on loan for the rest of the season.
But Owls boss Laws is in no mood to countenance the loss of the former Livingston stopper before the close of the transfer window.
"Graham is not going out on loan full-stop," said Laws.
"I have had phone calls from numerous managers regarding numerous players, and Coughlan is one of those players.
"The request has been turned down for the simple reason that we cannot afford to let anybody out, especially with our defensive situation."
Laws is already resigned to losing one centre-half, with Madjid Bougherra close to finalising a move to Premiership strugglers Charlton Athletic.