Woodhouse Sets The Record Straight

Last updated : 27 May 2004 By Andy Beill
City tabled a £100,000 offer to Peterborough for the midfielder, which Barry Fry called an "insult." Fry claimed that City were trying to get the Driffield-born player "on the cheap" because of the midfielder's love for his hometown club, but Woodhouse himself has now spoken and denies wanting out.

He told the official Posh website: "I spoke with manager Barry Fry and he told me that Hull were interested in signing me. I told Barry that if Hull came up with an acceptable offer then I would like the opportunity to talk to them. I supported Hull as a kid and it has always been an ambition of mine to play for them. I have still got family up there.
"There has been stories written in the press which have said that I am going, with agents conducting the deal. However, I would like to confirm that this has been blown out of all proportion. I am upset with what has been said by the agent and whatever has been said; my discussions with Barry were very amicable. I just told him that if Hull were seriously interested then I would like to speak to them.
"I should like to confirm if I am still at Peterborough United next season I will continue to give 100% for the cause as I have always done. I have great admiration for the club and Barry and still have my obligation to my contract. People should not believe everything they read in the media until they have heard what I have to say about it."

Meanwhile, Woodhouse's agent - the distinguished Eric Hall - claims that a move could be on the cards to a First Division side.