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Last Updated: Friday, 29 December 2006, 20:18 GMT
Webster to fight for Wigan place
Wigan defender Andy Webster
Andy Webster has had a troubled time with Wigan
Andy Webster's agent says the Scotland defender is concentrating on winning a starting place at Wigan rather than seeking a transfer.

A newspaper report had claimed that he was bound for Rangers in January after being told to find a new club by Wigan manager Paul Jewell.

But Charlie Duddy told BBC Sport: "He has two and a half years left there.

"Andy is still there training and determined to make the first-team squad with Wigan."

Webster used a Fifa ruling to force himself free of his contract with Hearts after falling out with the Tynecastle regime.

But he has made just four starts and one substitute appearance in an injury-disrupted spell with the Premiership outfit after signing in September.

And, although Wigan won on all four occasions and had clean sheets in three of them, Webster has not featured since the 11 November defeat of Charlton.

But Duddy dismissed the claim that there had been a showdown meeting this week with Jewell, who recently insisted that the 24-year-old still had a future with the club.

Meanwhile, any possible transfer could be made more complicated by the way Webster joined the English club.

Webster remains registered as a Hearts player with the Scottish Football Association and Scottish Premier League.

Wigan were given permission to sign the defender by Fifa.

But world football's governing body has yet to decide on whether Hearts are due compensation from the English outfit.

And Hearts will not sign a release form until the matter of a fee has been concluded and any further transfer would also require Fifa approval.

Rangers cool on Wigan's Webster
11 Dec 06 |  Rangers
Hearts failed in late Webster bid
05 Sep 06 |  Heart of Midlothian
Fifa allows Webster to join Wigan
04 Sep 06 |  Wigan Athletic


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