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Albion see off Barnsley interest in skipper
BARNSLEY have called off their unlikely quest to tempt Albion skipper Gordon Greer to Oakwell – even though they still need an on-field leader.
The Seagulls’ Championship rivals have had two bids turned down for the 31–year-old Scot, one of which was believed to be in five figures.
Now Keith Hill has confirmed they do not expect to go back in for Greer, who cost Albion £250,000 in 2010 and has a year left on his contract.
The Barnsley boss said: “Gordon Greer is a player that I admire a lot.
“I wanted to bring him to Barnsley but we have made two bids that have both been rejected by Gus Poyet and Brighton so we won’t bid again.
“He is a leader and a manager on the pitch and we don’t have someone like that which was very obvious at points last season.
"We will now move on from Gordon and look for other players like that."
Poyet recently told The Argus: “Gordon he is the captain of the football club so it would take something incredible for us to consider selling him.”
The Albion boss is prepared for interest in his players.
Right-back Inigo Calderon this week dismissed reports linking with him with three other Championship clubs.
Meanwhile, Reading are said to be interested in holding midfielder Liam Bridcutt.