UK time is: 14:53:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Rams youngster staying says gaffer

Rams youngster staying says gaffer

Rams boss Paul Jewell has moved quickly to rubbish the latest Giles Barnes transfer speculation. In a tabloid newspaper it was reported West Ham had signed Barnes for 5m and he will move to Upton Park in the January transfer window.

His stand out performance for the Rams in the 2-2 draw at Newcastle will no doubt create more interest.

But Jewell was adamant the news was new to him, he said: 'I know nothing about it. What I do know for a fact is that I have not had any contact with any club about Giles Barnes.

'Until the phone rings or somebody tells me differently, then I can't say any more about it.'

Jewell laughed off suggestions the deal was done and would simply be rubber-stamped when the January transfer window opens.

He joked: 'Very nice. It's a nice Christmas present - I just wish I knew about it. Maybe Santa Claus will drop the cheque down the chimney.'

Barnes further raised his profile on Sunday with a stunning goal to open the scoring in a 2-2 draw at Newcastle.

Commenting on Giles' first Premier League goal at Newcastle, the gaffer added: 'I hope he scores a few more goals for us. There's been a lot of talk about Giles and he scored a great goal on Sunday.

"But he arguably cost us one when he tried to do a fancy trick in the box when a cross would have been more beneficial to the team, so Giles still has to learn the game.

'I know there's been a lot of talk about Giles Barnes, but that's where he has to learn. He has a long, long way to go.

'He has potential - bags of it, but he is only 19 and has a lot of improving to do, although I am pleased with the effort he is putting in.'

The youngster is hoping his goal against Newcastle United - His first in the Premier league - will mark the start of a purple patch for the Rams.

"When I score goals, they usually come in patches," said Barnes.

"It took me a while to score last season as well. I score one and then I get another the next week, then the next week. Hopefully, I can carry that on."

Barnes took 14 games to score in the Championship last season but then hit four in three games, but his strike past Shay Given was a reminder of the potential which has reportedly caught the attention of West Ham United, Spurs, Portsmouth, Manchester City and Aston Villa.

While pleased with his goal, Barnes felt Derby deserved to take three points back to Pride Park.

"In our heart of hearts, we think we should have won it," said Barnes.

"We conceded two sloppy goals. If we'd cancelled out those mistakes, we would have won 2-0 but at least this is something we can build on."

Earlier in the week, Barnes said he still felt some way off top form after missing the start of the season and pre-season training with a foot injury, but he looked sharp against Newcastle, playing in his preferred attacking midfielder role.

"I've not played in centre midfield for a while but I had all the lads around me and it gave the team a big boost because everyone was at the races. If the other lads look sharp, it rubs off on you," said Barnes.

"Steve Howard was magnificent for us. He won everything, gave 100 percent, and he creates chances, and if you give Kenny a chance, he's going to score.

"But I can't just praise those two; I want to praise the whole team because I thought we were fantastic at times in the game," added Barnes.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Peter Simcox Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 25 2007

Time: 12:32AM

Your Comments

Another Giles Barnes rumour!!!! He did play well at Newcastle in the centre of midfield, but he has to do it more consistently.
Chaddo
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Derby County Articles

Ward - Rams Fitnes Could Be An Edge (Thursday July 31 2014)

Join Vital Derby (Thursday July 31 2014)

Burton Albion 0 Derby County 1 (Wednesday July 30 2014)

Russell Backs Thorne Recovery (Wednesday July 30 2014)

Vital Derby On Twitter (Wednesday July 30 2014)

Steele Happy With Goalkeepers (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Austria Friendlies Round-Up (Monday July 28 2014)

No Deal For Toure (Monday July 28 2014)

VitalDerby on Facebook (Sunday July 27 2014)

Thorne Undergoes Surgery (Friday July 25 2014)

Archived Derby County Articles

List All Vital Derby Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Brighton 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Charlton 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

The Championship 2014/15 - Huddersfield
Reading : 01/08/2014 14:50:00
2014-2015 Rovers Squad Numbers Revealed
Blackburn : 01/08/2014 14:03:00
Lafferty fit for Vigo
Norwich : 01/08/2014 13:57:00
RUFC - Ticket Details v Millwall
Rotherham : 01/08/2014 12:52:00
Owls confirm Tom Lees signing
Sheff Wed : 01/08/2014 12:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do The Rams still need to strengthen?
Suggested By:  MikeC
Goalkeeper 0%
Fullback 25%
Central Defender 50%
Midfield 0%
Wide Attacker 0%
Central Striker 25%
Nowhere 0%