Date: 4th January 2011 at 4:43pm
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Exeter City have revealed that they turned down several bids from Brighton for midfielder Ryan Harley last month.

Director of football Steve Perryman told exetercityfc.co.uk:

‘We are well aware of the interest in Ryan but we feel it would be counter-productive to sell one of our key squad members during the middle of the season unless we receive an offer that is more interesting than those we’ve received so far, he said.

‘We are very appreciative of the great job the manager is doing here and we want to give him the best tools available to continue that job rather than take one of them away and weaken the team for the next 25 or so games.

‘Paul has our support and backing in terms of what he wants to achieve and keeping Ryan is part of that.’