UK time is: 10:21:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rumour Mill- Battling Bolton for Andy Wilkinson?

Sky Sports report today that Burnley are interested in bringing 25-year-old Stoke full back, Andy Wilkinson to Turf Moor but they also suggest he is one of Owen Coyle's targets at Bolton. However both could miss out.

The defender has struggled to get a regular starting place in the Stoke side this season but would appear to still be settled.

Wilkinson told Sky Sports News:

'It is nice to have the speculation, but I am just concentrating on my own game and trying to get my place in the team. I want to play in every single game, but there is good competition so it is always healthy and makes you train harder.'

Wilkinson was born in Stone. Staffordhire and came through Stoke City's youth academy before signing his first professional contract in 2001.

His appearances have been limited over the years for Stoke due to injury and he has had a number of loan spells out to other clubs including Telford United, Partick Thistle, Shrewsbury Town and finally Blackpool in 2006-7.

It had been rumoured he would sign permanently for Blackpool and a bid of 150000 was offered for the player. However, Wilkinson after returning from loan was now having an extended run in the Stoke side so he turned down the offer prefering instead to stay in the Premier League with Stoke City. Since that time he has put in some impressive performances leading to a contract extension.

In July 2009 Wilkinson signed a new 3 year contract keeping him at Stoke City until 2012.

The arrival of Robert Huth though has now restricted his appearances and he is more often or not now named on the bench instead.


Bookmark and Share




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 20 2010

Time: 12:24PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Wilkinson seems a pretty loyal boy and is on record as saying he would like to stay at Stoke City for the rest of his career. I assume because of the Bolton link this was one of Coyle's targets at Burnley
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
20/01/2010 12:40:00

Coyle is going to be linked with every player we show an interest in.
Grimsby Claret
Report Abuse
20/01/2010 12:56:00

I would be amazed if we were to sign Wilkinson. We already have Ty - with Rich Eck in reserve and if we get really stuck, Edgar, Duffo or Alexander could do a job. Cant see it myself. But then again, I didnt see why we would sign Rich Eck either!
Claretdale
Report Abuse
20/01/2010 13:49:00

I deffo think we need to bolster our defence. That area has been our undoing on a few occasions so a strong defender would be a sound move IMO. Especially in Jordan territory. He continues to worry me sometimes with daft mistakes.
Brompton Claret
Report Abuse
20/01/2010 17:12:00

I heard a rumour, however not from the most reliable source that he was about to put pen to paper this afternoon. Due to the source it is probably way off the mark.
sheclaret
Report Abuse
20/01/2010 18:48:00

G'Day All, An Aussie clarets fan here, who just happens to reside in Burnley, Melbourne (not the reason I support them, it is due to my old man being born in Burnley UK). Just wanted to drop by and say thank you to those who provide such amazing up-to-date information on the mighty Burnley. Whilst I do get most games over here(usually 2am in the morning) getting other info can be a bit harder to access. Anyhow, I am looking forward to the remainder of the season and have to admit to feeling fairly confident on avoiding the drop. UTC!!!!!
AussieClaret
Report Abuse
21/01/2010 01:36:00

Good to hear from you AC. Stay in touch.
Couch Potato
Report Abuse
21/01/2010 07:34:00

Welcome AC and if you want a chat on any topic you can always try our forums on the site
turfmanphil
Report Abuse
21/01/2010 07:36:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Burnley Articles

Audio - Dyche On Everton Loss (Saturday April 18 2015)

Stats: Everton v Burnley (Saturday April 18 2015)

Dyche's Unwavering Survival Belief (Friday April 17 2015)

Everton v Burnley - Team News (Friday April 17 2015)

Deals For Scholarship Quartet (Thursday April 16 2015)

Dixon Feels Team Spirit Will Do It (Thursday April 16 2015)

Barnes - We Can Learn From Arsenal (Monday April 13 2015)

Archived Burnley Articles

List All Vital Burnley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Everton 1 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 0 - 1 Arsenal
Burnley 0 - 0 Spurs
Southampton 2 - 0 Burnley
Burnley 1 - 0 Man City
Liverpool 2 - 0 Burnley

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Newcastle 32 9 8 15 -18 35
15. Aston Villa 33 8 8 17 -21 32
16. Sunderland 32 5 14 13 -23 29
17. Hull City 32 6 10 16 -16 28
18. Leicester City 32 7 7 18 -17 28
19. Q.P.R. 33 7 5 21 -21 26
20. Burnley 33 5 11 17 -25 26

Breaking League News

Rooney`s View on Chelsea Defeat
Man Utd : 19/04/2015 10:16:00
Chelsea 1 United 0
Man Utd : 19/04/2015 10:10:01
Terry Knows the Score
Chelsea : 19/04/2015 09:55:00
Jose Views - Manchester United (h)
Chelsea : 19/04/2015 09:48:01
Hazard Warns It Is Not Over Yet
Chelsea : 19/04/2015 09:39:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Everton MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Heaton 0%
Trippier 0%
Duff 0%
Shackell 0%
Mee 0%
Boyd 0%
Arfield 0%
Jones 0%
Barnes 0%
Ings 0%
Vokes 0%
Sub - Jutkiewicz 0%
Sub - Taylor 0%
Sub - Wallace 0%