West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Mowbray has slammed reports suggesting he has fallen out with highly-rated central defender Curtis Davies.
The Baggies captain has impressed Mowbray since the manager arrived at The Hawthorns in October and the former Hibernian boss cannot understand where the rumours have come from.
"Curtis and I have never had cross words," he told Albion's official website.
"He isn't the sort of lad you need to have cross words with, because he's a top professional who works hard and gets on with his job.
"He also enjoys the responsibility of being captain. I've got no problems with Curtis.
"He's just getting on as a young player trying to learn the game and developing his ability."