Last updated : 25 January 2004 By Editor

"We were going over a few details on Friday morning, David Gill and I, and we are not far away and hopefully we can get it done quickly. The quicker we can get it signed the better. That's what I think, and David shares that view.

"There is a lot of nonsense being written. I don't concern myself over these things. Nothing has changed on the contract situation it's only the wee things we are talking about.

"We would like to get it done and put to bed, from my perspective and from the club's perspective because the publicity doesn't do anyone any good."