Rowett braced for Maghoma exit

Burton manager Gary Rowett has confirmed top scorer Jacques Maghoma will not be with the club next season.

Last Updated: 20/05/13 at 12:17

Jacques Maghoma: Targeted by Championship clubs

Jacques Maghoma: Targeted by Championship clubs

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Following reported interest from several Championship clubs, the Brewers boss admits high competition for the Congolese forward's services means a new contract would not be offered to the player.

A four-year spell at the club is expected to come to an end in the summer after Maghoma notched 18 goals, and his manager is in realistic mood regarding the player's future.

"It was always the situation that Jacques's representatives had made it clear this would be his last season at Burton," Rowett told the Derby Telegraph.

"I understand that he's had at least a couple of offers from Championship clubs and there was no point us sitting down and trying to compete with some of the offers he will get.

"People may think 'why haven't they tried to tie him down?' but we have to accept the situation.

"So we shook hands on a brilliant season and, as far as I'm concerned, Jacques will always be welcome here."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Sepp Blatter lies low as David Cameron joins opposition to FIFA president's re-election

Sepp Blatter held an emergency meeting in Zurich on Thursday morning as David Cameron joined those calling for his head.

David Cameron says that Sepp Blatter should quit FIFA

Prime Minister David Cameron has supported calls for FIFA president Sepp Blatter to quit.

Greg Dyke: Prince Ali can beat Sepp Blatter in FIFA vote

Greg Dyke has told Sky Sports News HQ Sepp Blatter can be beaten if FIFA's presidential election goes ahead on Friday.

Mail Box

What Is It That FIFA Actually Do?

That's the question raised timidly by someone sat at the back of the room, whilst others remind that UEFA aren't perfect either. Plus a few more gone on to better XIs...

Time To Step Up, Mr Platini...

UEFA should step up and extend the Euros to replace FIFA's tarnished World Cup, say a couple of mailboxers. Also: all hail Carlo, King of the Kop, and plenty more Budget XIs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company