Toddy Denies Move

Svetoslav Todorov says he has not heard anything about a possible loan move to Portsmouth.

And Glenn Roeder has also denied the likelihood of the reported interest happening, saying:

"I haven't spoken to Harry Redknapp for a couple of months."

Toddy's chances have been limited since the start of the season, and a loan spell could be one way of getting him used to the rigours - and concentration levels - of English football.

But as far as a temporary stay on the south coast is concerned, he admits:

"I only know this from you; if someone comes in I would decide at the moment but I'm not thinking about this now."

With Paolo Di Canio ill and injured and missing the trip to Macclesfield this weekend, and Paul Kitson struggling with a groin strain, there is every chance Toddy will be on the bench.

His one and only goal for the Hammers since his initial £500,000 move from Liteks Lovech was in the competition last season - the 3-2 defeat by Spurs.

He was unlucky not to grab an equaliser in the same game; had he done so, he would surely have gone down in Hammers folklore.

But all of that seems a long way away now, and he says:

"I don't know what is happening; if the manager tells me I play, I will play - I have to work hard if I want to do so.

"They show some of the FA Cup games in Bulgaria - and we must win this one."

He had a substitute's run out at Elland Road earlier in the week, and says:

"I enjoyed it - it was precious time on the pitch!

"It was difficult because they scored two early goals, but after that we played well."