Ward braced for Westwood bids
John Ward accepts that Carlisle will have to listen to 'any serious offers' for Kieren Westwood.
Last Updated: 03/06/08 8:06pm
John Ward accepts that Carlisle United will have to listen to 'any serious offers' for first-choice goalkeeper Kieren Westwood.
The 23-year-old has just 12 months remaining on his present deal at Brunton Park and is attracting a wealth of interest after an impressive season between the posts.
Carlisle are looking to secure Westwood to a new contract and Ward is not giving up on the battle to keep the Republic of Ireland hopeful at the club.
"We have already had three tentative enquiries for Kieren Westwood, and we have to accept that there will probably be more in the weeks ahead," Ward told the club's official website.
Caught the eye
"He does have one more year left on his contract, and we have been talking to him about that, but we will have to wait until he gets back from holiday before we see where he wants to go with that.
"We've also accepted that we will now have to listen to any offers that come in for him because he is a player that has caught the eye around the game, and there are people interested in him.
"Even though we are reluctant to have to admit it, the situation is that we will have to listen to any serious offers that do come in.
"I've spoken with Kieren quite a lot over the course of the last two or three weeks. The last thing he actually said to me was that he would see me on the 3rd July for pre-season, and I will be delighted if that is the case.
"However, as I say, we have to accept that the situation may change, and that he may not be with us then."