Worthington rules out striker swoop

PUBLISHED: 13:01 22 March 2006 | UPDATED: 09:18 14 September 2010

Nigel Worthington today dismissed reports linking Norwich City with a swoop for Carlisle striker Karl Hawley. "I think that is someone putting stories in papers to make things happen," said Worthington.

Nigel Worthington today dismissed reports linking Norwich City with a swoop for Carlisle striker Karl Hawley.

“I think that is someone putting stories in papers to make things happen,” said Worthington.

National newspaper reports suggested that the Canaries were preparing to table a £500,000 bid for the striker, who has scored 24 goals this season.

But with the January transfer window long gone, Premiership and Football League clubs cannot sign players until the summer.

However, in the Football League and Conference, loan deals are permitted until tomorrow at 5pm.

“Nothing will be happening during that time,” said the City manager.

Worthington did admit that Hawley was someone Norwich had looked at, but said they kept an eye on a lot of players across all the leagues.

“He's someone we've run the rule over,” he said, “but we keep tabs on a lot of people.”

As well as attracting the attention of City it is believed that Premiership champions elect Chelsea have put the feelers out along with the likes of Middlesbrough, Tottenham, Blackburn and Manchester City.

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