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Wright-Phillips flattered by transfer speculation

Bradley Wright-Phillips
Wright-Phillips has netted 13 goals for the Pilgrims this term

Plymouth Argyle's Bradley Wright-Phillips says he is "flattered" by the speculation linking him with a move away from the cash-strapped club.

The 25-year-old striker, League One's top scorer, was the subject of a failed bid by Premier League side Blackpool.

"I'm flattered," Wright Phillips told BBC Devon. "But I play for Plymouth, and I will do until that day comes."

Plymouth have recently sold Craig Noone and Reda Johnson in an attempt to clear their debts with HM Revenue & Customs.

The Devon club currently have around £500,000 outstanding in unpaid tax bills, and are under a transfer embargo imposed by the Football League.

Argyle boss Peter Reid said: "We had a bid for Bradley Wright-Phillips that didn't match our valuation of him.

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"He's our player until anything different happens. He's scored 13 goals, has been terrific and he's just got to keep going until that changes."

Wright-Phillips moved to Home Park in July 2009, but injury lay-offs limited his first-team appearances until this season.

"When you move, it's always going to be a bit difficult to settle in," he added. "But, once you do, good things happen.

"The fans have been good to me, so it's always good when you get a goal to celebrate with them.

"I enjoy it here - I think I've done OK. I've met some good people and I've got some good friends."

The in-form striker will be hoping to add to his goal tally when Plymouth visit Bournemouth for this Saturday's rearranged fixture.

"We just want to go out there and keep a clean sheet and then, if we win, it could bring us up with the play-off teams."



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