Brighton & Hove Albion: Poyet "I won't answer the phone if it's Norwich"

Posted On 12 Jan 2012 at 10:34 am
By Tim Hodges from the Amex Press Briefing

Gus Poyet said this morning that he wasn’t keen on taking a call from Norwich, amid rumours that the Norfolk club are interested in Seagulls midfielder Liam Bridcutt.

Poyet said that this specualation was indeed in his opinion just a rumour, one in fact he wasn’t aware of until his son told him about it yesterday.

On Saturday’s opponents Bristol City, the Seagulls boss said that he thought they were no better or worse than any other team the Albion had played.

In fact the game may at times get a little boring as both teams were closely matched.

However, he singled out ex-England keeper David James as a key player.

I asked Poyet about the Albion’s potential interest in Jon Stead. He said that there were many rumours flying around, another one being that the Seagulls were interested in Aaron Maclean although they could not necessarily afford him. He intimated to me that he may be looking at a player who provides a physical presence.

When asked about Lewis Dunk, Poyet at first jokingly said that he had not received an offer from Real Madrid for the player. He went on to say both he and Adam El-Abd were in training today, in preparation for Saturday.

He also mentioned, depending on numbers available, that some of the development squad who played against Wrexham might be involved this Saturday.

Asked about the situation re player wages the manager that was really a question for the chairman.

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