Luton Town boss breaks silence on Bristol City and Swansea City transfer target

The Hatters boss was asked about the future of his striker - after he started in their FA Cup match
Rob Edwards has admitted that there is interest in Harry Cornick. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)Rob Edwards has admitted that there is interest in Harry Cornick. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Rob Edwards has admitted that there is interest in Harry Cornick. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Luton Town manager Rob Edwards has confirmed there is interest in rumoured Bristol City transfer target Harry Cornick.

Cornick featured for the Hatters in their FA Cup fourth round clash against Grimsby Town in which they drew 2-2. The 27-year-old played an hour before being substituted for Carlton Morris. His inclusion in the side was evidence that a move away from Kennilworth Road was not imminent ahead of Tuesday’s deadline but that there was interest.

Reports from Football Insider on Friday claimed that both Bristol City and their Severnside rivals Swansea City had made an offer for Cornick. It is understood that Swansea have yet to lodge a formal bid for the striker, but as for City, there has been no movement either on their pursuit for a player that could replace Antoine Semenyo.

The silence has now been broken however with Edwards not revealing the identity of the clubs but confirming there is interest in one of his players. Cornick is out-of-contract in the summer, but Luton do not want to sell their players as they look to push for the Championship play-offs.

Speaking to LutonToday, he said: “There is interest there, but what I will say on it is Corns is someone I admire, I love working with him. He’s a good footballer, we’re going to have interest in some of our players.

“What I have to stress now is that I believe we will be in a really good position come the end of this window. I don’t know exactly what will happen, but the club’s ambitious, I’m ambitious.”

Luton Town, unlike Bristol City, have a game scheduled for Deadline Day and so they are likely to make a decision on him earlier. They host Cardiff City on Tuesday and so all eyes will be on whether Cornick is included in the squad amidst ongoing speculation.

The nature of the January transfer window and the reactiveness of deadline day means that no players future is guaranteed, as things can change quickly but there is confidence in Luton that they can hold on to Cornick. Edwards did not have any doubts in leaving him out despite the ongoing transfer speculation, and has seemingly not been affected by whether he will remain a Luton player or not.

He said: “Corns is fully committed, he loves being here, he is an absolute professional and that’s why I played him today because I believed he was in a really good headspace.

“I haven’t got a crystal ball so I couldn’t say who’s going to be here or not, but I know we will be in a good position.”