Di Matteo: Dorrans should stay


West Bromwich Albion boss Robert Di Matteo believes Graham Dorrans would be better served staying at The Hawthorns rather than joining West Ham United.

The Baggies hit out at their London rivals earlier in the week after snubbing a third bid believed to be in the region of £5million for the Scotland international midfielder.

Dorrans himself has not asked for a transfer and is believed to be happy at the Midlands club following their return to the Premier League.

And it is here that Di Matteo believes his career will flourish.

"We have said it many times, put statements out, and we'll put another one out now. He's not for sale," Di Matteo told the Birmingham Mail.

"I'm not concerned about him though. It would be so much better for him to stay here and continue his education. That reflects the view of everyone here.

"He's an outstanding young player and there will always be talk about him.

"It makes sense for him to stay here. He's got the respect of his team-mates and he has a management team which has belief in him – it's important for any player to have that.

"There is nothing absolutely in his manner or mood which worries us. He is totally focused. He's working hard and been very professional."

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