Coventry boss Mark Robins denies Magnay interest
Coventry City manager Mark Robins has denied any interest in signing Hartlepool United full-back Carl Magnay, despite continuous reports linking the 29-year-old with a move to the Ricoh.
In the wake of Coventry's 1-1 draw against Peterborough United, Robins was quizzed regarding the links with the defender, who has impressed in the Vanarama National League for Hartlepool this season, as the Pools sit top of the division with just a single loss to their name.
Reports suggested that Coventry and Doncaster Rovers were keen on signing Magnay, with Hartlepool boss Jacob Jones conceding that he wouldn't stand in the Northern Irishman's way if he wanted to leave Victoria Park in the January window.
However, Robins has denied any interest in the player, questioning the source of the reports.
"There has been no interest in the player. I have absolutely no idea where these reports have come from as I have never registered an interest at all. Once again, stories are being written that aren't true."
"It bemuses me how the media come up with these stories. It's almost like they draw names out of a hat and decide that they'll run a story on whatever comes out of it, claiming that various clubs are interested. I guess that's how you attract readers," he muttered.
Magnay continues to shine for Hartlepool this season and was recently awarded the Man of the Match award, as United defeated Boreham Wood in the FA Cup First Round to set up a tie with Sky Bet League Two side Bury.
Hartlepool boss Jacob Jones has continued to express the same message that he won't stand in Magnay's way if a move was to materialise, despite Robins claims.
"Nothing changes. If a bid was to come in which we deemed acceptable, we would not stand in Carl's way." He said.
Jack: I can't complain. We're in a great position at the moment and the aim is to only continue on it. Luke James has been fantastic and hopefully his form can continue.
Griffin: I worried a little when that loss came. However, the players responded very well and we found our feet immediately, which champions have to do. That's what we strive to be!