Tinnion denies swap deal
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bristol City boss Brian Tinnion has denied reports of a swap move with Plymouth.EXCLUSIVE
Bristol City player-manager Brian Tinnion has played down reports of a swap move involving Danny Coles and Plymouth Argyle's Graham Coughlan.
The former Newcastle United and Bradford City midfielder told skysports.com that The Pilgrims have shown an interest in Coles, who is currently on the Ashton Gate transfer list.
Reports in Devon have suggested that Tinnion was keen to replace the 23-year-old (pictured) with Republic of Ireland international Coughlan, as the Football League's transfer deadline looms later this month.
However, Tinnion was quick to deny that such a deal was set to take place between the two West Country clubs.
"At this present time, that won't be happening," Tinnion told skysports.com.
"There's nothing serious or concrete in those reports."
The Robins boss also revealed that he has not made a fresh move at this stage to try and sign former loanee Craig Ireland from League One rivals Peterborough United.
Despite the denials, Tinnion is in the market to add some new faces before the March 24 deadline, with City keen to earn a place in the play-offs by the season's end.
"Possibly, but at this moment in time, there's certainly nothing being done this week," Tinnion said.
One player that The Robins are taking a close look at is teenage Jamaican Mario Harrison.
The 16-year-old is expected to play for the club's reserves this week.