Cooper unfazed by rumours
Bournemouth captain Shaun Cooper is not letting transfer speculation affect his performances.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 16/12/08 12:37pm
Bournemouth captain Shaun Cooper is not letting transfer speculation linking him with a move away from the club affect his performances.
The utility man has been watched on a number of occasions, most recently on Saturday in the Cherries' draw with Rochdale, reportedly by Championship leaders Wolves.
But with Bournemouth facing a tricky FA Cup second round replay away at Conference North side Blyth Spartans on Tuesday, Cooper insists he remains focused.
The 25-year-old rejected the chance to join League One side Crewe after Bournemouth's relegation into League Two last season but Cooper admitted that he is not seeking a move away from The Fitness First stadium.
"Someone told me there was something in the paper about Wolves but you read these things all the time and I don't let it affect me," Cooper told the Daily Echo.
"I've heard things in the past but nothing has ever come of them. It doesn't bother me and I don't even think about it.
"I just want to do well for Bournemouth and to help us get safe. I was close to going in the summer, even though I didn't really want to.
"Speculation doesn't really mean anything to me and if, I were to go, it would have to be something too good to refuse because I love it here and want to stay if I can."