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Coventry City have played down speculation that Stern John could be moved on this summer as part of an exchange deal for another player.


The Trinidad and Tobago international has again been linked with a move to Sheffield United, this time as part of a deal that would see transfer-listed defender Danny Cullip come to City.

But Sky Blues chairman Mike McGinnity said: "I have no knowledge of this whatsoever. It may be that Micky Adams wants the player but he has not indicated that to me and until he does there is little I can do about it.I would certainly be surprised if he wants to let Stern John go because he was just starting to show his potential with us towards the end of the season.

"Every club wants and needs a 20 goal a season striker and that's what we believe he is. And if he can get more support from the fans, which he started to get last season, and get the confidence that goes with it from having the crowd get behind him, he will continue to strength to strength."

Cullip, meanwhile, is a player that the manager knows all about, having worked with him at Fulham, Brentford and Brighton. o JOHN and Claus Jorgensen were in World Cup qualification action last night.

Jorgensen represented the Faroe Islands in a 2-0 home defeat by Group Four leaders Republic of Ireland, to keep the minnows bottom of the group and unable to qualify for Germany 2006.

Meanwhile, Stern John failed to hit the target as Trinidad and Tobago lost 2-0 to Mexico.