TRANMERE manager Les Parry says he is resigned to losing hot prospect Dale Jennings at some point in the future.
But as a posse of Premier League and Championship clubs circle the talented 17-year-old front man, Parry believes Jennings’ best interests will be served by remaining at Prenton Park for a little while yet.
Jennings can expect to continue his footballing education with a 15th senior appearance for Rovers at Exeter City tomorrow - provided the League One fixture survives a 9.30 pitch inspection this morning.
Since breaking into the side in September, Jennings has lit up Prenton Park with pace, skill and finishing abilities with both feet.
Scouts from major clubs such as Bolton, Everton, Liverpool, Fulham, West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough, Barnsley and Watford have watched him.
Parry says he has fielded a number of unofficial enquiries from other managers and is not aware of a formal bid for Jennings from any club. However, he acknowledges it will be only a matter of time before the bids come in and a club of Tranmere's modest means will be in no position to resist the offers forever.
Parry said: "There's been unofficial interest in Dale where people have phoned up to ask about what the score is about him. As far as I know I don't think we have received any official approaches.
"But even without anyone phoning me, without anyone making an official bid, you only have to look at the list of scouts coming to our games to know the teams who are running the rule over him. It's a who's who."