Coventry City move for Scott Wootton a hoax, claims report

Leeds United's Scott Wootton scores an own goal and the first for Watford

The defender was being linked with a move to Coventry all day.

Leeds United's Scott Wootton scores an own goal and the first for WatfordLeeds United's Scott Wootton scores an own goal and the first for Watford

Former Leeds United defender Scott Wootton found himself being linked with a move to Coventry City this morning.

It came after this apparent screengrab from the Coventry City website was circulating among Sky Blues fans on Twitter throughout the day:

Wootton, who is a free agent after being released by Leeds United this summer, therefore seemed to be Coventry-bound.

However, that is not the case.

It would appear that the screengrab is a hoax and, according to the Coventry Telegraph, the League One club have no interest in bringing Wootton to the club this summer.

It sums up a cruel few months for the former Manchester United youngster.

Bakary Sako of Wolverhampton Wanderers in action with Scott Wootton (R), Luke Murphy (C) and Kalvin Phillips of Leeds UnitedBakary Sako of Wolverhampton Wanderers in action with Scott Wootton (R), Luke Murphy (C) and Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United

He became one of the most unpopular players at Leeds last season after a series of below-par performances.

Then it turned out that an apparent contract extension handed to him at Leeds had not been finalised and he therefore became a free agent this summer – coming as a shock to the player and fans.

Now it seems the only way he is currently finding a new club is via a hoax.

Hopefully his luck can change as he is a model professional who can surely do a job in the Championship or League One for the right club.

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