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Friday, March 17, 2006

Jackett on Kevin McLeod's Swansea Future

McLeod must go out and prove he wants to stay with us - Jackett
Mar 17 2006 Western Mail

KENNY JACKETT has refused to close the door on Kevin McLeod's Swansea career, despite receiving five inquiries for the midfielder.
McLeod, 25, was placed on the transfer list this week after being spotted drinking on the eve of the Walsall game, the latest of several issues that have aggravated Jackett.
No official bids have been received for the Evertonian, and, after a meeting between the pair, Jackett has stressed what happens next is up to McLeod.
"I've had inquiries from five clubs, but nothing concrete," said Jackett. "I've told him personally, individually and publicly why I've put him on the transfer list and his reaction is down to him.
"With his ability level, there will be a lot of clubs interested and if one of these clubs makes an offer which is fine for us then the ball is in his court. I can't make him move on so it's down to Kevin now."
But despite McLeod insisting he wants to fight for his Liberty Stadium future, Jackett has called on the winger to prove his desire on the training ground.
Jackett said, "He's said he hopes to stay, but it's okay saying it, but he's got to do it - actions speak loader than words,
"He's been talking to me about sorting out his application. That's all very good him saying he wants to stay, he values it here, and admitting he's been inconsistent over last few months after a storming start, but his future is up in the air. It will be decided by him.
"But one thing I would never do is say he won't play for this club again.
"If there's a vital game coming up and players unavailable and he's fit and flying. I'm not stupid enough not to play him because it's all about the club being successful.
"But, under present circumstances, I don't accept what he's doing. That's what I've said to him - his next reaction is his responsibility." http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0600soccer/0200news/tm_objectid=16823721%26method=full%26siteid=50082%26headline=mcleod%2dmust%2dgo%2dout%2dand%2dprove%2dhe%2dwants%2dto%2dstay%2dwith%2dus%2d%2d%2djackett-name_page.html

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