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Doncaster Rovers deny Brian Stock link to Southampton

Doncaster Rovers midfielder Brian Stock
Stock joined Doncaster from Preston three years ago

Doncaster Rovers boss Sean O'Driscoll has denied Southampton have enquired about midfielder Brian Stock.

Reports suggested an approach was made by the Saints for the 28-year-old Wales international and Rovers skipper.

O'Driscoll told BBC Radio Sheffield: "It's just a ruse to sell papers. Nobody's contacted me from Southampton.

"I know the industry is full of rumour and speculation but if you're going to write something surely then you speak to the people involved."

He added: "I'm just annoyed that people jump to things.

"You [should] get a direct quote from me or a direct quote from [Saints manager] Alan [Pardew], not just write things that upset us people and players.

"So [I am] disappointed with the ethics of the industry more than anything else."

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see also
Doncaster rocked by Stock injury
24 Sep 09 |  Doncaster
Doncaster snap up Preston's Stock
03 Jan 07 |  Doncaster

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