Rob Sirianni says he is proud to be a Sheffield Steeler and has no intention of leaving the club.
The forward was linked recently with a move back to his one-time Italian team Val Pusteria. Speaking on video at thestar.co.uk Sirianni said it had all been “speculation.”
He said: “I am happy to be a Steeler. Obviously people talk and one person tells another person and everything blows out of proportion. But I am here for the year and I am happy to be here. I never wanted to leave. Rumours are rumours. I am a Steeler and I am proud to be a Steeler.”
Asked whether Val Pusteria had approached him, he replied: “I don’t know. Not really directly or anything like that. There were talks but that’s about as far as it went.”
Meanwhile Sirianni predicts an exciting game today against Nottingham Panthers.
“From what I hear it is going to be a sell-out or close to a sell-out. We are going to feed off that energy and we are going to go out and try and win the game. We are going to play hard and hopefully by the end of the game, we will have the win and head to Nottingham looking for a second.”
The 30-year-old hopes his side don’t fall into the trap of conceding early on, again. “We have to come out hard, we also have to focus on not giving up that first goal.”