Cameron rejects move to deny Imps money

Last updated : 22 January 2002 By Jonathan Hall
It was revealed to the Lincolnshire Echo this evening that an offer,
believed to be in the region of £10,000, was made for the striker, for which
the Imps board duly accepted. However, despite the two clubs coming to an
agreement, the player was not in favour of a move down the football league

Chester City Chairman, Stephen Vaughan said, "We made a bid for Dave Cameron
last week which was rejected. We came back with an improved offer which was
accepted and he came for talks, but since then we have not heard anything."

Vaughan's Lincoln counterpart, Rob Bradley was able to make a brief comment
- "All I am prepared to say on the matter is Dave Cameron will not be
joining Chester City." Now, it seems that the deal going through is an
unlikely outcome. Dave Cameron is yet to speak regarding the transfer.

Cameron has been on the transfer list since the end of last season and is
available on a free transfer under the Bosman ruling when his contract runs
out in the summer. The striker is not one of the 6 Lincoln City players
placed on the transfer list most recently. Undoubtedly, Bradley and his
board would have preferred for the transfer to be finalised, in order to
receive the £10,000 which would have been another boost for the board as
they seek to correct the club's financial difficulties.

But from a footballing point of view, with City only five points from the
bottom of Division Three, it is likely they would be loath to let go a
striker who is not only joint-top of the scoring charts but also a fans'