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Les going nowhere

Posted on 2 August 2001  - 12:00

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Glenn has quashed newspaper speculation linking Southampton with a move for Les Ferdinand and insists that Les is very much part of his plans for the new campaign.

Les signed a new two-year deal during the close-season to remain at the club and Glenn feels that, when fit and well, there is no better centre forward around.

Questioned about the reports linking Les with a move to the South Coast, Glenn responed: "No, there’s nothing at all in that. I read that in the paper myself. No truth in it at all.

"He’s signed a new contract and he’s part of our future."

Les featured at Reading spearheading the attack with Sergei Rebrov and Gus Poyet in support. His tireless leading of line and setting up of Gus’ goal certainly impressed the boss.

"I’ve been delighted with him. His movement has been good in the system we played with good hold-up play.

"His creation for Gus’ goal was superb — that’s Les at his very best. We’ve got to be realistic with Les, we’ve got to say that when he feels sharp, when he doesn’t feel tired, he’s still the best centre-forward in the country.

"We’ve got to use that and look to play him properly. He’s enjoying his football now."

Meanwhile, the search for a new central defender continues.

"We’re looking for one, that’s for sure, but it’s got to be the right one. There are a lot of people we are looking at, one fell through a bit, but it was never one hundred per cent anyway.

"We’ve got a list that we are looking at and at some stage during pre-season, or if it has to be, the start of the season, we will be going into the market."

Listen to what Glenn had to say at the Madejski Stadium by clicking the audio sign on the right.