Cort still in talks

Last updated : 23 January 2004 By Martyn Elliott

According to Wolves’ official website on Friday evening, Cort is still having talks at Molineux and hasn’t yet completed his medical - although with the striker’s history of injuries it is almost certain to be an especially stringent series of tests.

It also makes it clear that they are in no hurry to complete the deal as they have already missed the registration deadline for this weekend’s FA Cup ties.

Meanwhile, Cort seems to be as loyal to Sir Bobby as the manager was to him, although he isn’t that impressed with everyone at St James’ Park.

He told The Journal: He said: "I don't think it will come as any surprise to say to Newcastle United fans that they haven't seen the best of me over the last two and a half years. I'm very sad and frustrated about that.

"In my first season I scored seven goals in 15 games, but suffered a bad injury and was never picked regularly again. Injuries certainly played their part and I had some terrible luck, but I want to set the record straight.

"I was not like Marcelino, I wasn't always injured and when I was they were genuine injuries. For the past year, I've been playing regularly for the reserves, the manager just didn't pick me.

"I don't want to have a go at Bobby Robson because he has a difficult job to do. He told me I would be involved in the first team in the summer, which is why I didn't leave then, but I never got that second chance.

"I'm disappointed about that, but I was never happy just to sit in the reserves and collect my wages. I've got more self-respect than that. I wanted to play first team football and I've got that chance now.

"There have been a lot of people who have offered me a lot if support at Newcastle - the manager being one of them - and there have been others who have always wanted to criticise, but it is time to move on."