Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell insists there is no animosity between himself and Nick Montgomery after the midfielder turned down a new contract offer.
Montgomery's current deal expires in the summer and the 28-year-old recently rejected a new two-year deal with the Blades. However, Blackwell believes it is only a matter of time before he signs a new contract given the important role he plays at Bramall Lane.
"There's no problem between us. Absolutely none at all. I love Monty to bits," he told the Sheffield Star.
He added: "Whatever the situation is I know I can count on Monty to give everything during our remaining games.
"Sheffield United and Nick Montgomery go together and I honestly don't believe he'd be the same if he went anywhere else."
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms