The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

FLEETWOOD Town boss Steven Press­ley is keen to keep cen­tre-half duo Richard Wood and Dion­atan Teix­eira at High­bury, but ad­mits it may be dif­fi­cult.

The ar­rival of the pair at the be­gin­ning of the sea­son has brought in much­needed sta­bil­ity to the Cod Army’s back four. But 30year-old Wood’s loan deal is due to ex­pire im­mi­nently and Press­ley ad­mits the de­ci­sion to let him stay lies in the hands of new Rother­ham boss Neil Red­fearn.

“With the change of man­ager at Rother­ham, it’s a con­cern that Neil Red­fearn may want to call him back to see him,” said Press­ley.

“He’s been very good since com­ing here, not only on the pitch, but also as an ex­am­ple to our younger play­ers off the pitch.

“We have to wait on that and see how it de­vel­ops.”

Stoke loa­nee Teix­eira, 23, has just two weeks left in Lan­cashire and Press­ley is keen to en­sure his de­fen­sive sta­bil­ity re­mains for the fore­see­able fu­ture.

“You don’t want too much change,” he said. “In the last cou­ple of weeks the play­ers have be­gun to un­der­stand the prin­ci­ples.”

EX­AM­PLE: Richard Wood

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