Fowler rejects Rovers link
Ex-Reds ace happy in Australia
By Edwin Chong. Last Updated: July 8, 2009 8:23am
Fowler: Happy in Australia
Former Liverpool star Robbie Fowler has rejected rumours he wants to leave North Queensland Fury and join Tranmere Rovers.
It was thought the striker was unhappy in Australia and would relish a return to England and be reunited with former team-mate John Barnes, who was recently appointed Rovers' new boss.
However, Fowler has moved quickly to quash the reports and insisted he has no intention of breaking his contract with Fury.
"I don't know where it's come from. It looks like somebody's put two and two together and come up with six," he said on Fox Sports Australia.
Man of my word
"I've got a two year contract with North Queensland Fury FC and I'm a man of my word - I'll play it out.
"I wouldn't want anyone to do that sort of thing to me (renege of a contract) and I certainly wouldn't do it anyone.
"There's nothing to this - my family has just arrived and they wouldn't have traveled all this way if I had any intention to leave."
Fury coach Ian Ferguson was surprised by the news when he first heard it, and has since spoken to Fowler at length about the report.
"Robbie's happy here and he wants to play football for the Fury," Ferguson said.
"There's no doubt he's the sort of player other clubs would be interested in, but John Barnes would have had to come through the Fury if he was interested in Robbie and that hasn't happened."