Edmundson appears to be in demand

Date published: 03 January 2019

The January transfer window may have only been open a few days, but already Athletic appear to be already working hard to try and keep hold of some members of their squad amid their renewed push for a place in the League Two play-offs.

Sky Sports News is reporting that League One Scunthorpe United have had a bid, believed to be in region of £200,000, rejected for Athletic's talented young defender George Edmundson.

The 21-year-old, who made the break into the first team after progressing through the club’s youth academy, has made 33 appearances so far this season, scoring once during the 3-1 win at home against Cambridge United.

It was only in the summer when Edmundson signed a new two-year deal at Boundary Park having made his debut for the club last season after being recalled from a loan spell at AFC Fylde.

However, it’s understood Scunthorpe aren’t the only team interested in securing Edmundson's services.

The likes of Wigan Athletic, Fleetwood Town, Peterborough United and Preston North End are all believed to be keeping tabs on the defender’s progress, although they are yet to make an official approach to Athletic.

Meanwhile, Athletic have confirmed that Pete Wild will continue in his caretaker manager role for this weekend's mouth-watering FA Cup third round trip to Premier League Fulham.

Academy coach Wild, who has been at the club for over a decade, has so far overseen League Two wins against Port Vale and Notts County.

Athletic travel to Craven Cottage on Sunday (January 6, 2pm kick-off).

The search continues for a new permanent manager and the club hope to make the right appointment as soon as possible.

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