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Coleman eyeing January deals

29 December 2017

John Coleman is eyeing new recruits to his squad when the transfer window opens on New Years Day.

Speaking ahead of his sides trip to Grimsby tomorrow, the Stanley boss confirmed he has already started the search for new faces.

He also confirmed that the future of several loanees will be decided shortly with their temporary deals set to end following the Morecambe match.

"I am looking in all departments," said Coleman. "I think you've got to.

"We have to strengthen, we've got to give the players who are already here a lift, a couple of new faces can do that.

"If we can use something like that to get us back on track and get that bad spell out of the way then it bodes well for the remainder of the season.

"It's very unlikely that we will lose anybody who is contracted to us in January, we want to build in this window.

"We're in the process of speaking about the situation of all of the loanees, we'll have a clearer picture on the 2nd of January following the Morecambe game."

Coleman also provided an injury update on his squad as they prepare to play twice in 48 hours.

"Seamus Conneely, Jordan Thorniley and Erico Sousa are all still struggling," he said. We've got one or two niggles as well, so it's not all perfect but we'll patch them up and get through it.

"We haven't had the best of luck with injuries while we've been on this blip, it's been stop start with players coming back and getting hurt again.

"But we still have a squad of players that are more than good enough to compete in this league, we've got to be positive and go into the Grimsby game believing that we can get a good result to end this run."


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