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Gillingham Livid At Swindon's Rooney Approach

Gillingham Boss Andy Hessenthaler and Gills chairman Paul Scally are livid at Swindon Town for making details of their bid for Luke Rooney public.

Town interim Chairman Jeremy Wray had confirmed Town had made a bid and that for whatever reason, Rooney wanted to leave Gillingham.

Hessenthaler told Kent News, "I`m not going to get into a war with Swindon but to actually come out and put it in the press a day before a big FA Cup tie, I`m pretty much disappointed in their chairman [Jeremy Wray]. I know my chairman`s livid as well. They had a private conversation and to go on Radio Wiltshire and say they had made a six figure bid is not good conduct or the way to do your business. That`s how we feel about it at the moment.

Hessenthaler also confirmed to the Kent newspaper that they acknowledge Town`s bid but are unsure whether they will accept it yet. The Gillingham boss said, "They`ve made an offer. Whether we agree with it or not, I don`t know."

The Gills are still keen to ink Rooney to a contract extension themselves however should efforts become futile, they may left Rooney talk to Swindon instead of losing him on a free transfer in the Summer.

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Writer: Shaun Calderwood Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 9 2012

Time: 1:18PM


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