Roeder trying to keep quiet
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Glenn Roeder has been trying to stay quiet about Gareth Bale and Curtis Davies.
Glenn Roeder admits he has been trying to stay quiet about Newcastle United's interest in Championship duo Gareth Bale and Curtis Davies.
The Magpies are currently assessing their summer transfer targets, and Bale and Davies are on Roeder's short-list.
The Newcastle boss watched Bale in Southampton's defeat at Coventry City on Tuesday, and saw Davies sent off in West Bromwich Albion's FA Cup draw with Middlesbrough last weekend.
Roeder insists he is not trying to unsettle the pair, but feels that such is the lack of talent on show, it is clear which players he holds an interest in.
"There are so few young players of a quality we're looking at that even without me saying anything it's pretty obvious," commented Roeder.
"I don't like talking about another club's players. If I was their manager, I wouldn't want other managers going into detail about my young players and I've not done that.
"There's always speculation about players we've targeted. All I've said is any Premiership manager would be interested in those players.
"I don't want to say any more, I don't want to be taking calls from opposing managers.
"There's not that many top-class young British players that might be available. It's very hard to hide a good player, those whose talent is generally what I call god-given.
"I've been more open than most managers, but I've never gone public on the amount of players I'd like to bring to the club."