So where does Beattie go from here?
James Beattie turned down a move to Fulham on the final day of the transfer window - so where does the lad from Blackburn go from here?
With only two goals to his name this season and totally out of favour as a result of that infamous disagreement with the manager at Christmas, Beatt's career seems to be limbo at the moment. Fulham offered a decent chance of Premier League salvation but the deal is reported to have fallen through when he insisted on a £10k/week rise on his current Stoke salary to move to London.
If that deal had gone through the Potters were said to be ready to bring Derby striker, Rob Hulse on loan for the rest of this season. But the best that Beattie can now hope for is that a Championship club will come back in for him when the Football League loan window reopens later this month - otherwise he's going to be kicking his heels on the bench until May.