Doncaster boss Darren Ferguson responds to West Ham's reported interest in teenage duo

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Doncaster duo Jack and Paul McKay won't be signing for West Ham, according to Darren Ferguson.

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson has told The Star that twins Jack and Paul McKay aren't heading to West Ham, contrary to recent speculation.

The Sun reported over the weekend that both McKay's would be signing for West Ham permanently having spent time on trial with the club.

Now though, Rovers boss Ferguson has told The Star that the story isn't true, and they have been training with Doncaster this week.

"There’s no truth in it in terms of them joining them at all," said Ferguson. "They’ve both trained with us today," he added.

The initial story suggested that Jack and Paul McKay had been recommended to the Hammers by their agent brother Mark, who helped West Ham sign Dimitri Payet over the summer.

With good relations between agent and club, it seemed that West Ham were set to add more young talent to their squad, having recently brought in the likes of Stephen Hendrie, Martin Samuelsen and Luka Belic as players for the future at Upton Park.

Now though, Scottish pair Jack and Paul McKay - a striker and a centre half, respectively - appear set to stay at Doncaster rather than make a huge move to East London.

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