8 Feb 2012

Brisbane coach shoots down McKay rumours

6:31 am on 8 February 2012

The Brisbane football coach Ange Postecoglou says his defending A-League champions have absolutely no intention of paying Scottish power club Rangers a fat fee to buy back former inspirational skipper Matt McKay.

This week's announcement that the wealthy Bakrie Group had upped their shares in the Roar from 70 per cent to 100 per cent triggered renewed speculation the Roar would pay whatever Rangers were asking to get the out-of-favour midfielder back as a marquee player outside the A-League's $3.1 million salary cap.

McKay wants out of his three-year deal with Rangers which at the time boosted the Roar's coffers by $514,000.

But Postecoglou says neither he nor the club were interested in paying any money for his return.

The coach says he's more concerned about his side's weekend clash with the Wellington Phoenix after the Roar's huge 2-nil away result against the Central Mariners last weekend.

His players face a similar challenge on Sunday when they cross the Tasman looking to improve their position on the ladder heading into the finals.