Ayr United chairman Lachlan Cameron has insisted that he will not be messed around with by clubs interested in bringing in Ayr striker Lawrence Shankland.

League One side Sunderland and Championship club Swansea City have both been credited with interest in Ayr United striker Lawrence Shankland. However, the chairman of the Scottish club has insisted that they will not take any rough treatment from potential suitors.

In the 2017/18 campaign, the Ayr forward scored 27 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions. He is also an efficient provider, following up his 16 assists of last season with another five in the first half of this one.

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Shankland has started the new campaign off to a flyer. After 15 League games in the Scottish Championship, the 23-year-old has scored 16 goals in just 15 games, including a four-goal haul in Ayr United’s 5-0 win over Dundee United. In all competitions, the striker has scored 25 goals in 22 appearances, with his nine goals in six League Cup games helping Ayr to the Quarter Finals.

Amid his stunning start to the season and impressive previous season, Shankland has also been linked with a move to Scottish giants Rangers.

“We’re not going to be messed around,”, Cameron said to The Chronicle.

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“Lawrence has a huge value to this club and is vital to what we’re doing.

“We’ve just gone to Dundee United and beaten them 5-0. It’s a result some reckon might be our best ever. We may not be in a position like this (to win promotion) for a long, long time to come.

“Lawrence is also a fantastic boy whose attitude since he came here has been spot on. We won’t be bullied into taking some offer that does little for us.

“Does that mean I’d be willing to lose Lawrence for nothing in the summer? Absolutely.”


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