Lee Clark tight-lipped on Steve Howard and quashes claims of QPR bid for Lee Peltier
Jul 5 2010 by Dougie Thomson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
LEE CLARK is giving little away about a reported Town bid for Steve Howard – but says suggestions of a Queens Park Rangers inquiry about Lee Peltier are “absolute nonsense”.
The Galpharm manager made an unsuccessful attempt to land experienced Leicester striker Howard on loan during the January transfer window.
And sources suggest he could make another move for the 34-year-old, who still has a year remaining on his contract with the Championship club.
Howard, last week linked with a £500,000 switch to Cardiff, struggled to nail down a regular starting spot at Leicester last season.
But having mainly been used as an impact substitute, the rugged Geordie was brought back for the play-off semi-final clashes with Cardiff.
Durham-born and capped by Scotland at B level, he has bagged 199 goals in a career which began at Hartlepool and has also taken in Northampton, Luton and Derby.
Clark said: “Steve Howard is someone we know all about and have monitored for a long time, but he’s a Leicester player.”
On QPR’S reported inquiry about right-back Peltier, who made a big impression in his first season as a Town player after moving from Yeovil, Clark said: “It’s absolute nonsense.
“Nobody at this club has had any contact with anyone from QPR and Lee Peltier’s agent has told me he knows nothing about the matter.
“If anyone wants to ask about Lee, we’d start talking at £3m plus add-ons, but even then, we’re not interested in selling.”