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Exeter's Ryan Harley unsettled by transfer talk

Ryan Harley
Harley signed for the Grecians from Weston-super-Mare in 2007

Exeter boss Paul Tisdale has admitted star midfielder Ryan Harley has been unsettled by the mounting speculation over his future.

Harley, 25, has missed City's last two games, having been the subject of several failed transfer bids.

Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon: "It's a very difficult situation for a young man who's unsettled.

"Ryan's had lots of interest but hopefully by the end of January that can all seep away."

Tisdale continued: "We don't want Ryan to go. We've fought off offers for him and because he's out of contract in the summer- people will make poor offers because they think we're desperate for the money - well we're not.

"I'd rather have Ryan until the end of the year but during the month of January it's very difficult for him, for his family and I want him to be with us.

Harley missed out on both of Exeter's recent trips to Brentford in the league and Johnstone's Paint Trophy, games which both ended in a 1-1 draw.

Tisdale said: "Hopefully he's able to stay with us until the end of the year and he'll get his head back onto doing his job.

"Hopefully he'll have a few things ready for him in the summer and he can concentrate on playing for us until the end of the season."

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