PNE Or Blues Targets For Villa?
So just who was Martin O'Neill and chief dib dib dub dub (scout) Ian Storey-Moore watching the other day?
They were both seen at the Small Heath v Preston North End match and that has got the papers speculating!
As the Birmingham Mail speculate, Blu*s have several players likely to move on including Matthew Upson and Gary McSheffrey (who?) and also have three Arsenal youngsters on loan.
However it is believed that O'Neill was running the rule over Preston striker David Nugent.
The Liverpool-born 21-year-old is quoted in the Mail as saying: 'It's nice to see your name in the paper, but I'm a Preston player. I want to stay here and try and get us in the Premiership and, in an ideal world, I'd like to stay. At the very least, I'd like to stop to the end of the season but Matthew Upson at Birmingham is in a similar position. He is out of contract in 18 months, Premier League clubs are targeting him and he has said that if nothing happens in January, he might have to leave if they don't go up. That might be the same with me.'
Nugent has been linked to a few Premiership clubs and O'Neill's attendance at the game won't do anything to quell the rumours!