Lewington receptive to Iceland loan moves

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WATFORD manager Ray Lewington has admitted talking to striker Heidar Helguson about loaning two of his players to Icelandic club Leiftur/Dalvik.

Despite the club initially denying knowledge of the story, The Hornets boss told the official website that he had a chat with the Icelandic hit-man about possibly sending players to his former club but stressed that he has not had talks with the Icelanders as yet.

As planetfootball.com reported on Tuesday, Leiftur/Dalvik said in a statement that they had agreed a loan deal with the Vicarage Road club to take two 20-year-old players, almost certainly to be Gary Fisken and Lloyd Doyley.

With Leiftur/Dalvik announcing confirmation of the deal, Lewington revealed that he is receptive to sending players out to the Icelandic outfit for some experience.

Lewington said: "I don't know why it's surfaced now, and it really is a non-story.

"Heidar Helguson has links with a club in Iceland, and their league starts in May and ends in September.

"So, for a good part of their season it can suit to send players who have had injuries over there to get some match fitness.

"Heidar asked if I would be interested in sending over a player or two, and I said, very tentatively, that it might suit someone like Gary Fisken.

"I still haven't really decided if it's a good idea or not. This was a conversation I had with Heidar well before Christmas - it never went any further than that and it still hasn't.

"For the club in Iceland to say we've done a deal is ridiculous. I've never spoken to them.

"All I did was have a conversation with Heidar about something that might be useful to us."