Malky hopefully of signing Maynard today

Last updated : 31 August 2012 By Michael Morris

Malky Mackay has spoken this morning about his desire to get Nicky Maynard signed up today.

News broke yesterday that a fee had been agreed with West Ham and this morning Malky has elaborated on the situation.

“We’ve agreed terms with West Ham and are in discussions with the player and his agent on personal terms,” Mackay said.

“We are very hopeful of getting this done today. 

“Nicky is somebody who I admire as a player and I liked him long before he joined West Ham.

“The opportunity to sign him arose a couple of days ago and we moved quickly. He is the right character and the right type of boy we want at the club.

“He is undoubtedly a talent.”