Coventry City manager Mark Robins has told Coventry Live the club aren’t looking to sell Zain Westbrooke amid talk of Derby County and Nottingham Forest interest.
TEAMtalk name both Derby and Forest among several Championship clubs taking an interest in Westbrooke following his impressive performances for the Sky Blues.
The young midfielder joined the club on a free after struggling to make it at Brentford.
He has helped Coventry challenge for promotion from League One this season, posting four goals and two assists from 20 league appearances.
When told of potential interest in him, Robins admitted he could be a target for Championship clubs but insisted the club have no intentions to sell him.
There may be interest there because he’s a good player. But he’s our player and we are not looking to do anything with him in the sense of moving him on. I have got a good relationship with Zain and I feel like I know where we’re at. His performances have been really good, so I’ll be interested to try to progress that and get him under contract for a longer period and not just the extra year that we have.
Zain Westbrooke shines at Coventry City:
Westbrooke has a contract with Coventry until the end of the season. However, there is an option to extend for another year which the Sky Blues will certainly take up.
The 23-year-old is rated at £2 million, putting him within Derby and Forest’s budget.
The Rams have plenty of midfielders on their books. Youngsters Max Bird, Jason Knight and Duane Holmes are all finding some consistency in the first team eleven.
Forest, meanwhile, may be looking to add more to help strengthen their playoff cause. The Reds are currently fifth in the Championship table after their 1-1 draw at Reading.