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CONFLICTING STORIES ON LARKIN
30th July 2002 15:09


Conflicting stories from the Wolves official site, and the West Midlands paper Express & Star.

http://www.wolves.co.uk, 30 July 2002
Subject to passing a medical, young striker Colin Larkin will join
Mansfield Town on Tuesday afternoon.
Colin has agreed personal terms with the East Midlands club and will move
in a deal that is worth £125,000 plus extras.Chief executive Jez Moxey
said: "It's a shame to see Colin go but I believe that the deal is in the
best interest of both parties. His chances of first team football here at
Molineux were limited.
"We have protected our future interests and a large sell-on clause has been
written into the contract with Mansfield Town. We all wish him well in his
new career at Field Mill.
"The Republic of Ireland youth international made an immediate impact on
his debut when he came on as a substitute and scored a stunning goal
against Wycombe in a Worthington Cup fixture in August, 1999.He started in
the following Saturday's game against Walsall but has made just two
appearances for the first team since - both as a substitute.

http://www.expressandstar.co.uk, 30 July 2002
Wolves reserve striker Colin Larkin has said no to joining newly-promoted
Mansfield.
The young Irishman decided against dropping into the Second Division after
several days' deliberation and has vowed to fight for a chance at Molineux.
"I'm not being forced to go by anyone at Wolves and I've decided this isn't
the right deal for me at the moment," he said.
"It wasn't worth my while and I prefer to stay here and take my chance.
"I have enjoyed the football I've played recently and I'm looking forward
to playing again. Maybe I can still force my way up the pecking order
here."
Dave Jones warned Larkin last week he had around seven strikers ahead of
him at Molineux and the manager would have welcomed the £150,000 or so the
player would have brought in.
The latest development, which may be followed by an increased offer from
Mansfield, is sure to interest Hull.
The Humbersiders' new boss Jan Molby is a firm admirer of him following the
duo's time together at Kidderminster last season and would love to make a
fresh move.
Lack of funds prevents him doing so immediately, but he will monitor the
situation and may review it in the January transfer window if not before.
Molby wants to bring in extra attacking cover but the only solution would
appear to be striking a loan deal.

 

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