DOHERTY IN SUNDERLAND LINK
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 19-year-old has been a key member of The Hatters squad this season, and can play in either defence or attack. He was young player of the year at the Kenilworth Road club in 1998, and has won rave reviews so far this season.
Despite this reported interest Town boss Lennie Lawrence is not keen to sell one of his hottest young talents. "I have received a call from Peter Reid about Doherty," said Lawrence, "but he didn`t offer any money and I told him we would only sell if silly money was offered.
"As far as I know, Peter has never offered silly money in the transfer market and I don`t expect him to start now. If he did offer a lot of money then we might consider it."
Sunderland have had a tremendous start to their top flight return but former England international Reid knows that his squad is lacking in depth, and after the acquisition of Kevin Kilbane from West Brom he is on the lookout for more talent.