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Peter Moores plays down Gary Keedy Lancashire rumour

Gary Keedy
Wakefield-born Gary Keedy is one of three left-arm spinners at Lancashire

Lancashire head coach Peter Moores has played down speculation that spinner Gary Keedy is set to leave the club.

Reports claim that Warwickshire are keen to sign the 36-year-old for the 2012 season.

Moores told BBC Radio Lancashire: "It's always the case that people are going to be linked with other counties, especially when they're doing well.

"What I do know is our camp is tight and we're all working very hard and there are no distractions," he added.

"People can talk about what they like. We've got our focus firstly the County Championship and T20 finals day."

He's one of a batch of senior players who've had a real influence on the young players

Lancashire coach Peter Moores on Gary Keedy

Yorkshire-born Keedy, who made his debut for Lancashire in 1994, has taken 637 first class wickets, including 46 in the County Championship so far this season.

"He's one of a batch of senior players, including Mark Chilton and Glen Chapple, who've had a real influence on the young players," said Moores.

"They work very hard, they know the game and they set great examples.

"That's been one of the things that has been really important in developing a culture and an environment to work hard and move yourself forward as a player."



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