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Cowley: No Scunthorpe bid for Woodyard

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Lincoln boss Danny Cowley has rejected speculation that the Iron have made a bid for the Imps’ star midfielder Alex Woodyard.

Reports earlier in the week suggested that the Iron had made an initial bid for the highly rated midfielder but Cowley has said that is not the case.

Woodyard, 24, made 52 appearances in all competitions for the Imps last season and is reportedly attracting interest from Aston Villa and Bolton.

“I’m aware of the speculation but we’ve had no formal bid from them (Scunthorpe),” he told Lincolnshire Live.

Scunthorpe manager Graham Alexander is looking to bolster his midfield options ahead of the new season, with Rangers midfielder Matt Crooks also a possibility.

Crooks, who is still injured, impressed on loan at the Iron towards the end of last season and has not been given a squad number for their Europa League campaign which starts tonight.

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Alexander admitted his interest in Crooks at the end of the season but with the former Accrington man still under contract north of the border, his signature would command a sizeable fee.

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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