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McCarthy insists no talks over Smith’s rumoured Colorado move

PUBLISHED: 15:50 12 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:39 12 January 2018

Tommy Smith has been linked with a move to MLS.    Picture: STEVE WALLER     WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

Tommy Smith has been linked with a move to MLS. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

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Mick McCarthy has insisted he has not held any discussions regarding Tommy Smith’s rumoured move to Colorado Rapids.

The defender will not be available for the game with Leeds United. Picture Pagepix The defender will not be available for the game with Leeds United. Picture Pagepix

Smith was absent for last weekend’s FA Cup defeat by Sheffield United due to illness, with reports emerging on the morning of the game relating to a potential move to the MLS.

McCarthy said Smith only returned to Town’s Playford Road base this week due to his illness, which will rule him out of tomorrow’s game with Leeds, and stressed he had heard nothing regarding a potential move.

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“I haven’t, he’s been in today and that’s it, really,” McCarthy said.

“I’ve been doing the first team stuff and Tommy’s been and gone and will be back in tomorrow.

“I’ve not had any, no,” McCarthy continued when asked whether he knew of any firm interest.

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Smith has been struggling with illness. Photo: Pagepix Smith has been struggling with illness. Photo: Pagepix

“I don’t know,” McCarthy replied when asked if he had received interest in any of his players.

“This week’s been pretty quiet – I’ve been on the phone making phone call and getting nowhere pretty much.

“But I’ve had no calls about my players.

“Marcus would speak to me about it, of course.”

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