Magpies keen on Davies
McParland hopes to add Shrews midfielder to his squad
Last Updated: June 16, 2009 4:38pm
Davies: Wanted by Magpies
Notts County manager Ian McParland has confirmed his interest in Shrewsbury Town midfielder Ben Davies.
The 28-year-old's contract with Shrewsbury expires at the end of the month and he has until next week to decide on the offer of a new deal.
He is also wanted by League Two rivals County, with McParland hoping he can persuade Davies to move to Meadow Lane.
"Ben is a talented player who would offer something different in midfield to what we already have and I have spoken to his agent," McParland told the club's official website.
"In fairness, I have spoken to a lot of agents about a lot of players in the past couple of months and Ben Davies is just one of those.
"As things stand, we haven't gone beyond that, but you never know what the future might hold."
Rumours flying around
Shrews boss Paul Simpson, meanwhile, is not giving up hope that he can retain his out-of-contract players next season.
Simpson said: "At the moment the strength is in their court as they have until the middle of next week to make a decision. As we get closer to that date their strength tends to wane a little and things turn back into our favour.
"I will continue to talk to them and I'm hopeful that we are close on a couple of them.
"There are rumours flying around about players going here, there and everywhere, but as things stand nothing is definite.
"I am still hopeful that they are all going to be coming back to us."