Boothroyd hopeful on Westwood

Sky Blues chief urges goalkeeper to stay put

Westwood: Coventry talks

Aidy Boothroyd believes goalkeeper Kieren Westwood will remain at Coventry after holding talks over his future.

Westwood has been attracting the interest of a host of top flight clubs in the close season and City are keen on holding onto their highly-rated shot-stopper.

Boothroyd insists he has yet to receive a single offer for the Republic of Ireland international, who has 12 months remaining on his contract at the Ricoh Arena.

And after meeting with the 25-year-old, the Sky Blues chief is confident the player will put pen-to-paper on new terms.

Boothroyd told the Coventry Telegraph: "I met Keiren this week. I bumped into him and I expect him to sign. I want to keep him because he's a good goalkeeper."

Despite the prospect of playing in the Premier League, Boothroyd believes Westwood would best serve his development at the Midlands club in the Championship this season.

"We have not had one offer for him, not one," said Boothroyd.

"And the best place for Keiren is here at Coventry because it is all very well being a good player in a team that finishes mid-table, but to be a good player and international that contributes to a team that goes on to be a winning team is completely different.

"There is a time and a place for players to move and I think the game is full of players that move too early, but Keiren's time isn't now. He needs to stay here."