No suitable bid for Elliott says Shaw, who is prepared to lose out on transfer cash if midfielder helps Tigers to promotion

Rainy Action from the match between Worksop Town & Handsworth at Worksop,  Worksop in Orange & Black,  Stocksbridge Red kit. NWGU 28-11-15 Worksop Town, Tom Elliott (Worksop),  V James Cottingham (6 to 9)
Rainy Action from the match between Worksop Town & Handsworth at Worksop, Worksop in Orange & Black, Stocksbridge Red kit. NWGU 28-11-15 Worksop Town, Tom Elliott (Worksop), V James Cottingham (6 to 9)

Mark Shaw says there is no suitable bid on the table for want-away star Tom Elliott and still hopes the midfielder will help Tigers get promoted.

The Carlton-in-Lindrick youngster put in a transfer request a fortnight ago, and while a National League North side made an offer, the Guardian believes there has been no movement on a possible deal.

Clubs in the Football League have sent scouts to Sandy Lane in recent weeks to keep tabs on Elliott.

But Shaw says the club’s valuation for the home-grown talent has still not been met.

“There’s nothing suitable on the table, as far as I’m concerned,” he said.

“If he wants to go and play at a higher level, if a club wants to pay the value we put on him, then fine.”

Shaw has been critical of Elliott’s form for Worksop Town, after a trial at Sheffield Wednesday didn’t end in a move to the Championship club.

The Tigers boss still wants to see more from Elliott while he’s playing for the Sandy Lane outfit, and is quite prepared to lose out on cash for the player if Tigers win the NCEL Premier.

“He needs to improve his performance, back to the beginning of the season, when clubs were interested in him,” said Shaw.

“It might sound strange to say but football is not all about money, it’s about winning things.

“If he helps us win things and goes for nothing at the end of the season then so be it.

“It will have been worth it.

“Tom needs to progress, we all know that, but Worksop Town need to progress as well, and we all know that.

“If he goes for nothing and we get promoted, it’s money well spent rather than money made.”

When Elliott initially put in his transfer request, club chairman Kevin Keep said Tigers wouldn’t stand in the way of his ambition.

He told the Guardian: ““We have a clubs interested in signing Tom, and one has made an offer that is a little bit less than I think he’s worth.

“But we haven’t ruled out that move.

“I don’t think as a club in the NCEL that we can stand in his way.”