Chaplow interests Burnley

Last updated : 08 January 2008 By Tony Scholes
Richard Chaplow
Speaking to their official site Mowbray said: "I've had a conversation with Burnley's manager but it appears at this moment they are not in a position to make any progress on those discussions."

He went on to add: "Richard's a good lad and gets on with his work. If I ask him to play in the team or the reserves he gets on with it. Obviously he has a frustration in him because he wants to play and while he's not screaming and shouting 'get me out of here' from the rooftops, I understand, as he does, that if the right offer were put to us we would listen.

"If not, I'm more than happy to have Richard as part of our squad. I'm sure he would have a part to play as we move on."

That right offer is probably the reason why Burnley are not in a position to make any progress. It seems as though the Baggies would want to get back the £1.5 million they paid us for him three years ago this month.

Chaplow has struggled to win a place in the side this season. He was in their starting line up on the opening day when we beat them 2-1 at the Turf but since then his only league start came in September in a 1-1 draw at Bristol City.

Preston too have been linked with him this week, and it is believed a couple of other Football League clubs are interested in pursuing an interest in him.

But the suggestions from Turf Moor right now seem to be that a return for him would be unlikely.