Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson told The Star of his desire to remain at Hillsborough amid reports linking him with Derby County among others.
A recent report in The Star claimed Derby are keen on signing the shot-stopper but face competition from Preston North End, Blackburn Rovers and Rangers.
Dawson’s contract with the Owls expires next summer. He could leave for free.
But the 24-year-old has since shared his plans of staying at Wednesday. He has set his sights on helping the Owls return to the Premier League after years out of the top-flight.
This is my club. I have been a bit unfortunate in that I have never seen the good days with this club. When I was growing up, it was the tough days of League One and scratching around in the Championship. I would love to be part of this club when we do get there (the Premier League). I want to really be part of it when there is a positive time for this football club.
Derby currently have two senior goalkeepers on their books in Kelle Roos and Ben Hamer. Both, however, have question marks over their future at Pride Park.
Hamer joined the Rams on loan from Huddersfield Town last summer. He arrived as a replacement for Scott Carson who joined Premier League champions Manchester City.
Roos started the season as Derby’s number one. However, after several noticeable mistakes, manager Phillip Cocu dropped him for last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Queens Park Rangers. The Dutchman said it was to protect his fellow countryman.
Roos has an evident weakness. His lack of authority and command of his box has proven to be a big problem this season. Derby regularly concede from crosses and set-pieces.
It remains to be seen whether it’s something goalkeeping coach Shay Given can successfully coach Roos. If not, surely Derby must consider a new number one next summer.