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CLOUGH WILLING TO BE PATIENT OVER SIGNINGS

10 January 2018

NIGEL Clough is working hard to bring in new faces in the transfer window but only wants players who can make an immediate impact.

He said: “We are making a lot of calls, a lot of enquiries but nothing concrete as yet, which we expected. It will be the middle to the end of the month especially with FA Cup replays so we have to be patient.

“There’s an outside chance of one in before Saturday. We have four loan slots available but it’s about whittling down the options, seeing who is available and who we can afford and that takes some time.

“There may well be one or two more going out, depending on who we can bring in. We look down and see what contributions we have had from certain players and it’s a two-way thing with players coming to us and asking if they can go out and get some football.”

Clough also says that with the team playing well at the moment that any new signings have to add something extra to his squad.

He said: “The starting line-up is picking itself at the moment as they have played so well in the last six games. We need viable options coming off the bench, but going out of the cup clarifies the position and we know we only have 20 league games left, so we don’t need massive numbers. There aren’t many midweek games so it makes it much simpler.”

Clough isn’t necessarily looking to add to his goalkeeping department despite the departure of Connor Ripley.

He said: “Harry Campbell has been outstanding in training over the last six months and really has improved under Martin Taylor. If we need to put him on in a game we will and if we have to use the loans for a goalkeeper outside the window then that is an option as well.”


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