Scunny want Albion's Sparrow on the cheap

Sparrow is a loan target for old club Scunthorpe

Sparrow is a loan target for old club Scunthorpe

First published in Albion by , Chief sports reporter

ALBION have been begged by Scunthorpe to let Matt Sparrow rejoin them on loan.

The League One strugglers are keen to land the out-of-favour midfielder but admit they are trying to borrow him on the cheap.

Boss Brian Laws, who has just returned to Glanford Park for a second spell, said: “It’s the very early stages.

“I’ve spoken to Gus Poyet on a couple of occasions. Again, I’ve thrown my begging hat in and am hoping we get something from it, only time will tell.

“We are really begging but unfortunately that’s the word that’s most appropriate – to the degree that we’re asking somebody to do something for next to nothing.

“A lot of finances at football clubs are under strain and the last thing clubs want to do is loan a player out of decent calibre who they can probably, from another club, get some money for.

“They’re a little bit reluctant, let’s say that. Whilst you can have all the positive notes from the manager, until we actually get the green light from the chief executive at Brighton we’ll have to wait and see. We’ve got a lot of talking to do, that’s for sure.”

Sparrow, 29, joined Albion in 2010 after 11 years at Scunthorpe. Poyet told him at the start of the season he did not feature in his first team plans.

Meanwhile, Albion’s 19-year-old striker Ben Dickenson could make his Football League debut in opposition to former Seagulls chief Mark McGhee after agreeing a one-month loan move to Chesterfield.

The Spireites, who visit McGhee’s Bristol Rovers tomorrow, have seen off fierce competition from clubs in the lower divisions for Dickenson, who made his comeback from ankle trouble as a substitute in Albion’s development squad on Monday night.

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5:49pm Fri 9 Nov 12

pablobrowno says...

Well we certainly got Mr bridge "on the cheap" so let's share a little love and let this bird (recently lesser spotted) fly home.

Tap your heels Mr sparrow...."there's no place like home, there's no place like home....."(cont).
Well we certainly got Mr bridge "on the cheap" so let's share a little love and let this bird (recently lesser spotted) fly home. Tap your heels Mr sparrow...."there's no place like home, there's no place like home....."(cont). pablobrowno
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6:39pm Fri 9 Nov 12

wiseman of hove says...

pablobrowno wrote:
Well we certainly got Mr bridge "on the cheap" so let's share a little love and let this bird (recently lesser spotted) fly home.

Tap your heels Mr sparrow...."there's no place like home, there's no place like home....."(cont).
Who knows - we might want a favour from Scunthorpe one day. It gets a decent player competitive football. Before he got a red card last season, he was playing very well and its not necessarily all up for him here.
[quote][p][bold]pablobrowno[/bold] wrote: Well we certainly got Mr bridge "on the cheap" so let's share a little love and let this bird (recently lesser spotted) fly home. Tap your heels Mr sparrow...."there's no place like home, there's no place like home....."(cont).[/p][/quote]Who knows - we might want a favour from Scunthorpe one day. It gets a decent player competitive football. Before he got a red card last season, he was playing very well and its not necessarily all up for him here. wiseman of hove
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6:58pm Fri 9 Nov 12

The Phantom says...

Let him go! Got to do our bit for the smaller clubs and is probably just the sort of player Scunthorpe need. Done well for us and probably one of the last central midfielder to score any goals for us.
Let him go! Got to do our bit for the smaller clubs and is probably just the sort of player Scunthorpe need. Done well for us and probably one of the last central midfielder to score any goals for us. The Phantom
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10:04pm Fri 9 Nov 12

graham w says...

if it suits matt let him go, i still rate him, the 2 reds didnt do him any favours..
if it suits matt let him go, i still rate him, the 2 reds didnt do him any favours.. graham w
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1:32am Sat 10 Nov 12

VegasSeagull says...

If they got him at zero cost it wouldn't make any difference to us as we are paying his wages anyway. There is nothing to be gained by asking for money they haven't got and who knows, regular games might give him a kick start and we might get the benefit.
If they got him at zero cost it wouldn't make any difference to us as we are paying his wages anyway. There is nothing to be gained by asking for money they haven't got and who knows, regular games might give him a kick start and we might get the benefit. VegasSeagull
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10:58am Sat 10 Nov 12

tug509 says...

Agree with all you lads above,heaven knows we have had our ups and downs,and been given help and respect by teams around us,if we can return a favour or two,good for us,and good luck to them.UTA
Agree with all you lads above,heaven knows we have had our ups and downs,and been given help and respect by teams around us,if we can return a favour or two,good for us,and good luck to them.UTA tug509
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11:24am Sat 10 Nov 12

REALAlbionSUPPORTER! says...

Correction.... he's 31 years old, not 29!
Correction.... he's 31 years old, not 29! REALAlbionSUPPORTER!
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