Laws expecting Brunt interest
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Brian Laws is expecting interest in Chris Brunt after another fine display against QPR.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Brian Laws admits he is expecting interest in winger Chris Brunt after another fine display against Queens Park Rangers.
Brunt was on the score sheet as The Owls drew 1-1 with the Championship strugglers, whose goal came from the penalty spot with Martin Rowlands slotting home.
Premiership managers Alan Curbishley, Steve Coppell and Alan Pardew were all in attendance at Loftus Road on Saturday, and Laws is bracing himself for summer bids for Brunt.
"Chris will attract attention," said Laws. "If you look at his goals this season, they would not look out of place in the Premiership.
"I believe he will get to the Premiership. He is young, talented and he is a shining light at Sheffield Wednesday.
"But he is not going anywhere. He is under contract, and we need players like him at the club."
Meanwhile, Laws accepts the award of a penalty for QPR was correct, but was unhappy with the overall performance of referee Andy Woolmer.
He added: "At first, I thought it was very dubious, but my players thought it was a penalty. But the referee got only two things right today. One was the penalty, and the other was the decision to book (QPR winger) Lee Cook for diving."
QPR boss John Gregory felt his side deserved more from their game with Wednesday, especially with the amount of chances they had in the first half.
"This feels like a defeat, because we dominated the match for such a long time," Gregory said,
"Given the amount of opportunities we created, I felt we should have been home and dry by half-time.
"We made one error, which happened to be their first shot on goal, and we were punished because Brunt scored."