Grimsby Town joint boss Rob Scott says Simon Ford's move to Ireland has collapsed
GRIMSBY Town joint boss Rob Scott has said Simon Ford's proposed move to a team in Ireland is "dead".
The 31-year-old had been attracting interest from the unnamed club with a move out of Blundell Park believed to have been close.
However, speaking at Cheapside this morning, Scott said the closure of the transfer window in Ireland has put paid to any move to the Emerald Isle.
He told the Telegraph: "There's nothing on that one. Their window is shut in Ireland so I think that's dead. There was interest in Fordy from Ireland but that broke down over contract negotiations in terms of length of contract.
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"So Simon is still with us and there's nothing else to report on that."
Scott also confirmed that there was 'fleeting' interest in midfielder Frankie Artus from Blue Square Bet Premier rivals Stockport County.
He added: "There was a little bit of interest in Frankie. Stockport made an enquiry. It was just a fleeting interest, a phone call, but that didn't come to anything in the end.
"And that suits us because we're not prepared to let too many out."