Westwood key for Coventry boss

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Coventry goalkeeper Keiren Westwood has been the subject of interest from the Premier League but new boss Aidy Boothroyd is determined to hang onto his star man.

Tottenham made a last-ditch bid for the stopper's services back in January and fresh speculation over his future was mounting towards the end of the season before previous boss Chris Coleman revealed new contract talks had been opened aimed at tying him down.

But with Coleman now gone, Westwood's future is again up in the air.

Chairman Ray Ranson has refused to confirm whether an official bid has been made, but did tell the Coventry Telegraph: "Some big clubs want him but if we can we want to get him to stay. Aidy has asked the same question, we are doing our best and we are talking to his agent."

Boothroyd, who was appointed on Thursday, added: "Keiren is a really good goalkeeper. He's an international and has not played in the top flight yet but he has not played in a winning team that has got promotion so those will be things in the back of his mind.

"He will be thinking 'maybe I want to stay here and be part of what the chairman and manager are trying to build'.

"I am sure he can go and make a quick buck somewhere else but at the end of the day it is about medals and experiences, so I am looking forward to meeting him and meeting all of the boys because we are not a one-man team."

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