Date:Friday August 22 2008
Speculation earlier in the week by the media suggested that the Clarets were willing to offer Derby £500,000 for defender Dean Leacock.
The 24 year old started his career with Fulham and after two loan spells with Coventry City joined Derby County in August 2006 for £375,000.
He plays primarily at centre back but can also play at right back although is currently being used as a defensive midfielder.
The rumour reported in the Daily Star also suggested that we faced competition from local rivals, Preston. Coventry have also been linked.
There was a suggestion later that Coyle had denied any interest but this is clearly not the case although the chances of Leacock coming to Turf Moor now look pretty remote.
Rams boss Paul Jewell told BBC Radio Derby:
'I had said if something came in that was right for us and right for him we would listen to it but circumstances in football change.
'There was an inquiry from Burnley but I don't think it's the right time.
'Leacock can play at right-back, midfield, and centre back so he's a valued member of the squad.'
It is believed the retirement of Coyle's former Bolton teammate Alan Stubbs at Pride Park could well have scuppered the possibility of a potential move
Owen Coyle speaking to the Burnley Express said:
'Leacock is a very good player, but I think with Stubbsy retiring, I would think that would curtail any interest anybody has in him, whether we were in for him or not.
'But you're never off that phone, and we'll see what comes of it.'
Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!
Date:Friday August 22 2008
The Big Whip-Crack Away Day Derby Beckons! (Saturday March 8 2014)
Player Of The Month: Championship (Sam Vokes) (Friday March 7 2014)
Burnley in Under 21s Premier League Cup Semi Final (Thursday March 6 2014)
Brendan Flood Back on Board! (Thursday March 6 2014)
Clarets International-Ings Yes, Lafferty No! (Thursday March 6 2014)
Clarets International-Vokes Scores for Wales (Thursday March 6 2014)
Championship MOTM February Nomination: Dyche (Thursday March 6 2014)
Championship POTM February Nomination: Vokes (Thursday March 6 2014)
Battering Rams at Burnley`s Fortress! (Sunday March 2 2014)
Next it is Derby followed by that Derby! (Friday February 28 2014)
|7.||hmjpete3 USA fan||2|
|1. Leicester City||33||23||5||5||+30||74|
|3. Derby County||34||18||7||9||+17||61|
|Towering Elphick leads Cherries to Blackpool Win
» Bournemouth : 09/03/2014 00:08:00
|Danny at the double!
» Middlesbrough : 08/03/2014 22:05:00
|Goals at last for Boro
» Middlesbrough : 08/03/2014 21:35:00
|Uwe Rösler - 'Ben Watson Is Our Talisman'
» Wigan : 08/03/2014 18:51:00
» Leeds Utd : 08/03/2014 18:48:00
» Middlesbrough : 08/03/2014 18:31:00
|Yeovil 2-0 Wednesday
» Sheff Wed : 08/03/2014 18:20:00