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Artell: "I Hope Positive Cup Performance Puts More Of Our Players In The Shop Window"

4 January 2020

David Artell says he is not concerned that an impressive performance in the FA Cup this weekend against Championship opposition could propel some of his players into the shop window during the January transfer window.

Despite the window reopening for a month on New Year’s Day, the Alex boss says he is at ease over our situation. He revealed yesterday that he has not received any phone calls in regards to the futures of any of his players.

Ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup clash with Barnsley , the Alex boss stated: “I am not worried that if we perform against Barnsley on Sunday that there could be some interest in our players. Far from it.

“I think it is good that clubs are potentially looking at them. They are playing well and I’ve said that when the time is right and the deal is right for all parties that a number of them could play higher. I think it is healthy to have people looking in our shop window. That is our business model.

“If a good result puts them in the spotlight then great. I think they have been in the spotlight because of the way we have played this season anyway. I am delighted they are looking.

“No one has asked about my players, so we are a long way off. If and when they do then they have to cough up the money we want. We are nowhere near that.

“The players have to keep going, doing what they are doing and embrace the challenges ahead of them, regardless of that being in the League or against Barnsley in the FA Cup.

“It is nice to have positive problems to deal with.”

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