posted on Oct, 22 2004 @ 05:12 PM
Blackburn Rovers' Turkish midfielder Tugay has slammed reports claiming he is desperate to leave Ewood Park. The 34-year-old was dismissed during
Rovers' 4-0 home defeat by Middlesbrough at the weekend and subsequent stories in the Turkish media claimed he wanted to secure a move to Besiktas.
Some of the reports even quoted the ex-Rangers star criticising the approach of new boss Mark Hughes, but Tugay insisted he had not made the comments
attributed to him.
"I have been associated with various comments suggesting that there is disharmony at Blackburn," he told the club's official website.
"I would like to make it clear that I have made no such comments and, to the contrary, I am enjoying playing at Rovers more than ever.
"I wish to support Mark Hughes and the new management team in ensuring that we go from strength to strength."
Tugay has spent the last three years at Blackburn, scoring six times in 113 Premiership matches.