Date: 21st February 2008 at 4:42pm
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As VitalWatford were quick to reveal, Glory Hornet gaffer Aidy Boothroyd was hot to trot on the trail of Gary McSheffrey.

The pacey Birmingham winger-come-striker was subject to a loan bid from Sir Aidy during the January window which was turned down by ‘Big ‘Eck’, Alex McCleish.

Boothroyd told the folks down at the Watford Observer “I tried to get Gary in the window but Birmingham needed him and still need him,”
>”I enquired about getting him on loan and then doing a deal at the end of the season.“

And, with only wing wizard Jobi McAnuff on the books as a left-sided paceman at the time, ‘Sheff’ would have been a decent signing, certainly adding that extra bit of class than on offer from second-choice Lionel Ainsworth!

McSheffrey certainly knows his way out of this division having been promoted last season with Birmingham, where he notched 17 goals.

A renewed bid in the summer should McSheffrey still be out in the St Andrews wilderness?

Watch this space…