Coventry hot-shot Lukas Jutkiewicz insists he will not get distracted by transfer talk amid speculation over his future.
Reports on Tuesday morning suggested that Southampton are readying a January bid in the region of £3million for City's prized asset.
Sky Blues boss Andy Thorn has spoken of his desire to hold onto the striker, who took his tally for the season to seven goals with a well-taken header in the 1-1 Championship draw with Cardiff City on Tuesday.
And the 22-year-old insists he is simply focusing on the pitch amid the reported interest from his home-town club, where he started out as a youngster.
He told the Coventry Telegraph: "It's probably not appropriate for me to comment at the moment.
"We are in a position where we need all hands on deck so it is up to me to work as hard as I can.
"It's always flattering to hear such speculation. It might have been perceived as a distraction before the game but thankfully I proved that it wasn't.
"I'm a professional and I don't think it would be appropriate to let myself get distracted.
"I get paid by Coventry so it is important for me to give everything I have got on the pitch and in training and I will continue to do that."
He added: "I'm leading scorer and things are going well for me here.
"Obviously I'd prefer if we were further up the table with a few more points under our belt, but we have just got to keep working hard and hopefully that will change."