No Gow leaves Robins director fuming at ex-Canary
PUBLISHED: 10:17 07 September 2010 | UPDATED: 17:31 10 September 2010
Former Canaries striker Alan Gow has been branded 'a disgrace' after turning down a move to Swindon and signing for Motherwell. Swindon director Jeremy Wray claimed Gow had passed a medical at the County Ground, but having agreed a deal then demanded an increase in personal terms.
Former Canaries striker Alan Gow has been branded “a disgrace” after turning down a move to Swindon and signing for Motherwell.
Swindon director Jeremy Wray claimed Gow had passed a medical at the County Ground, but having agreed a deal then demanded an increase in personal terms.
Gow - who made 13 appearances for Norwich during the second half of the 2008-09 relegation season while on loan from Rangers - says the criticism from the west country won't affect him.
“I went down a few days ago to speak to them,” he said. “Somebody has obviously said that I went and agreed (a contract) but I never agreed.
“I'm an honest guy. I said I would go down and speak to the manager and have a look at the place but the deal didn't suit me so I came back up the road. Good luck to them. If some guy wants to slag me off then fire away.”
Gow has signed a six-month deal at Motherwell and says he wants to prove he is injury free before considering his future options.
“I don't really know where it can take me,” he admitted. “I'll just take one step at a time. I need to come back and play and show everybody that I can be fit for a season at least.
“I've signed a six-month contract and I need to prove to the management I can get myself into the team and stay there.”
Months before being signed on loan for the Canaries by then manager Bryan Gunn, former boss Glenn Roeder had been similarly critical of Gow after an earlier switch to Carrow Road fell through.
t Millwall boss Kenny Jackett has slapped a £3m price tag on highly rated striker Steve Morison - with one Sunday newspaper claimed Norwich City were interested in signing the 27-year-old once the loan transfer window reopened today.
Premier League side Blacburn Rovers are favourites to make a move, while Crystal Palace and Leeds United were also linked by the Sunday Express.
“I am not under any pressure to sell Morison or any of my players,” said Lions boss Jackett.