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Scunthorpe United invite Nottingham Forest Woolford bid

Martyn Woolford
Woolford has made 119 appearances for the Iron

Scunthorpe United say they will only discuss the future of winger Martyn Woolford if they receive an official approach from Nottingham Forest.

The East Midlands club have been linked with a £400,000 move for the 25-year-old, who was signed from York in 2008 and is out of contract next summer.

Iron boss Ian Baraclough told BBC Radio Humberside: "Martyn's agent suggested Nottingham Forest might be interested.

"Unless someone from Forest contacts me there's no deal to be done."

He added: "I'm not going to do the deal through the agent. I was expecting a phone call from Billy Davies which wasn't forthcoming so in my mind there was no interest from Nottingham Forest."

If there was £400,000 on the table we would seriously have to think about that

Scunthorpe manager Ian Baraclough

Woolford joined Scunthorpe from Blue Square Premier club York City for an undisclosed fee in 2008.

The left winger's finest moment was scoring the winning goal in the League One play-off final in 2009 against Millwall which saw Scunthorpe promoted to the Championship.

The former Frickley Athletic midfielder also played a key role in the Lincolnshire side which preserved their Championship status last season.

However, his form this season appears to have put him on the radar of several clubs, namely Billy Davies' side.

"If there was £400,000 put on the table then we would seriously have to think about that because Martyn's at the end of his contract at the end of the season so he could effectively walk away for nothing," Baraclough said.

"£400,000 for Martyn Woolford would represent a decent profit on what we paid for him."

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see also
Scunthorpe open to Hayes return
13 Dec 10 |  Scunthorpe
Woolford makes Scunthorpe switch
08 Aug 08 |  Scunthorpe

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