Boss McInnes plays down all the transfer talk
BRISTOL City boss Derek McInnes has sought to play down mounting media speculation in the countdown to the January transfer window.
Not only is McInnes being linked with a number of players in his native Scotland, several City stars are also reported to be targets for bigger rivals in the Premier League.
Along with reportedly showing interest in Nicky Maynard, Fulham are also rumoured to be keen on City winger Albert Adomah, while young centre-back James Wilson has been linked with a possible move away from Ashton Gate.
Not surprisingly, McInnes has been linked with a plethora of players currently plying their trade in the Scottish Premier League, among them the St Johnstone pair of Murray Davidson and Francisco Sandaza and Hearts midfielder Ryan Stevenson.
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But until the transfer window swings open for business and clubs can trade, all the speculation remains unsubstantiated.
Eager to put the record straight, McInnes said: "We have had no bids for any players. There have been one or two enquiries about players to go out on loan, but nothing concrete.
"This is the time of year when everybody starts speculating and a lot of players have been linked with us in the media.
"You can have a phone call from club to club or agent to agent and, all of a sudden, there is all this talk.
"Our supporters will be the first to know about any ins and outs but, at the moment, it is all sheer speculation. I'm well aware there are a lot of players being talked about in connection with Bristol City and we cannot stop that.
"I understand the speculation, because this is the one month during the season when business can be done and everyone starts second guessing.
"There are some rumours I am well aware of and others I am not so well aware of. People who put rumours out there want to be proven right. But, whatever those people are saying, there have been no bids and we will have to wait and see what transpires over the next week or two."
McInnes has already made public his wish to sign a target man and his intention is to bring "one or two" new players to Ashton Gate next month.
But he warned: "It is not always easy to bring in new players in January. If players are doing well at clubs, those clubs are reluctant to sell them and try harder to keep hold of them.
"But anyone who is not playing regularly at any club is more likely to be looking to move on and there will be opportunities."
Meanwhile, McInnes has rubbished reports suggesting he is in talks with Manchester City regarding on-loan left-back Ryan McGivern.
Sky Sports claimed the two clubs were close to brokering a permanent deal for the Northern Ireland international.
McInnes responded by saying: "There has been contact with Manchester City, but only to talk about how he is progressing.
"It's a club taking a look at their own player and seeing what the situation is. It's no more than that. We have him on loan until the end of the season, so why would be looking to do anything with Ryan in January?
"He is having a run of games in the team and is doing well, and we think there is more to come from him."