Ryan Lowe has told Plymouth Live that interest from Nottingham Forest, Derby and Sheffield Wednesday in Luke Jephcott is a ‘load of bull’.
The Pilgrims boss seems to be asked about his star man every week – and he remains defiant.
Lowe has previously suggested that the Wales under-21 international would cost potential suitors £3.5 million.
Jephcott has found the net 18 times this season and is flying at Home Park.
The interest comes as no surprise to Lowe but he doesn’t believe there is anything serious from the linked trio.
He told Plymouth Live: “It’s a load of bull, whoever it’s coming from.
“I’m not saying there isn’t interest in Luke Jephcott but I think the clever clubs and people who do it properly go about their business right.
“He is probably one of the hottest young prospects in the country at the moment so there is definitely going to be interest. There hasn’t been any interest from any of those clubs to us.”
Could Jephcott be viable for Forest?
Lowe is probably right to suggest that some of the links right now a little premature.
Ultimately, however, he has to get used to the idea that Jephcott and the Championship isn’t a ‘load of bull’ as he chooses to put it.
The youngster is set to smash the 25-goal barrier this season and the second-tier surely beckons.
Forest could do a lot worse than sign Jephcott during the summer.
Lewis Grabban and Lyle Taylor are both in their thirties and there will come a time when a younger striker will be sought.
That player could well be Jephcott but Forest might need to be quick in order to snare him from the clutches of other clubs.
The Reds must focus on quality over quantity in the summer. As a result, signing Jephcott would be an ideal addition.