SPIREITES: ‘No fresh bids for Sam Morsy,’ states Chesterfield boss Dean Saunders

Sam Morsy - Pic By James Williamson
Sam Morsy - Pic By James Williamson

Chesterfield manager Dean Saunders has revealed there have been no fresh bids lodged for skipper Sam Morsy.

The 23-year-old midfielder has been subject of interest from MK Dons earlier in the transfer window but no offers have come close to meeting the Spireites’ valuation.

Saunders has been impressed with the way Morsy has handled himself on the pitch during the transfer window, which he believes should close before the first game is played.

He said: “We’ve had offers about a month or so ago for Sam but they were nowhere near his valuation. The offers are nowhere near and we’ve had none since.

“He’s playing really well at the minute and if he keeps going like that we’ll have trouble keeping hold of him.”

Chesterfield brought in the versatile Liam O’Neil from West Bromwich Albion this week and Saunders believes he will be a valuable addition.

“He’s a midfield player but he can play anywhere,” he said. “Jamie Carragher could play anywhere. It’s a compliment to him that he can play in multiple positions.”

O’Neil followed Lee Novak, Angel Martinez and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake through the Proact Stadium entrance, after the departures of Jimmy Ryan, Gary Roberts, Sam Clucas and Tendayi Darikwa this summer.

“I’ve waited and, rather than jumping in when everyone said, I waited and hopefully we’ve got the right players for this squad,” said Saunders.

“We’ve lost four of the better players you can argue, which was a blow, it would be a blow for any team and replacing them has been difficult with 25 per cent of the money.

“The timing didn’t help either but we’ve got to keep winning at the end of the day. It’s about the team and not individuals and if you get the team right.

“The new lads have played well so far and Sylvan’s got a few goals, he looks like he could get 20 goals for us this season if he carries on and stays fit.”