Leeds keeper Nigel Martyn will not be leaving the club, according to new boss Terry Venables, despite reports linking the England keeper with a move to fellow Premiership club Southampton.

Martyn will begin the season as reserve to Paul Robinson, who has impressed in Leeds’ pre-season matches, but Venables denies any knowledge of an appproach from Southampton for Martyn and has advised the player to battle to regain his place.

‘No goalkeeper is going anywhere,’ Venables declared.

‘They are going to have to fight it out between the two of them and they are both staying here.

‘You can never keep anybody happy who is out of the team but they’re all professional players and they’ve got to get on with it.

‘There is a lot of competition around the world and with the Bosman ruling I think players will find it very hard to get new clubs.

‘So if they’re at a big club I think players should appreciate that, do their best and if they’re not in there they should be prepared to be called on at any time.’