Crewe insist no West Brom contact over Maynard

Crewe boss Dario Gradi has cooled talk of a move to West Brom for striker Nicky Maynard.

"West Brom's chairman (Jeremy Peace) is not backward in coming forward and I would have thought there would have been some dialogue with our chairman John Bowler by now, which there hasn't been," confirmed Gradi.

"So far no-one has approached us about Nick and I doubt they will, but you never know. If it was the right deal and it was good for us and Nicky then we'd do it."