Sharp stay earns praise

17 February 2007 11:32
Scunthorpe United chairman Steve Wharton has heaped praise on Iron striker Billy Sharp, who has already netted 21 goals this season. Wharton had feared that the 21-year-old marksman would leave Glanford Park in the January transfer window, but Sharp stayed put after Andy Keogh had exited for Wolves. Wharton told the Evening Telegraph: "It was vital to our hopes that we kept Billy and he is 100 per cent behind us. "He is not ranting and raving to be away and we are delighted to have him. It would be very difficult to find another goalscorer like him. "I know, like all good young players, he has ambitions to play for a big club. I am sure he will, but we will certainly do everything in our power to try and keep him here at Glanford Park next season. "Having said that, we also want to do what is right for Billy himself." Sharp joined the Iron in the summer of 2005 for £100,000 from Sheffield United and has gone on to score 45 goals in 80 appearances for the League One outfit.

Source: ESA