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TRANSFERS: Coley on 'Deadline Day'

Reds boss expecting a quiet day although hasn't ruled new additions out

1 February 2021

John Coleman says he doesn’t expect a busy day today on the final day of the January Transfer Window.

The Reds boss has brought in winger Gary Roberts and striker Paul Smyth during the month and, while he did want to add to his squad, he isn’t sure anything will happen on 'Deadline Day'.

“I haven’t had much luck in the windows over the last four or five, the summer one was ok, but it has been tough,” said the Reds boss.

“I was hoping to bring someone in but we have missed a couple of targets, there are a couple hanging out for money we haven’t got so if we have to go with what we have then so be it.

“I won’t bring people in for the sake of it. We have a decent enough squad, I would have liked to have added to it but it’s looking unlikely.”

Ross Sykes, Mo Sangare and Kaba Lamine-Sherif are long term injuries with striker Ryan Cassidy and Roberts struggling with shorter-term injuries.

“Ross being a long term injury hasn’t helped, Ryan being injured hasn’t helped but we have brought Paul Smyth in so that’s brought in some competition.

“Mo Sangare being out for so long has been a blow and Lammy, so we are thin on midfielders.

“Gary has a tweaked his calf so we can’t call on him for the next couple of weeks.

“Don’t rule it out someone coming in today, it could still happen but it might not.”

Coleman isn’t a big fan of the transfer window.

“January is the historic month, your phone never stops ringing and it ‘s very rarely the phone call you want. It’s part of job, people are trying to sort players out or themselves out, sometimes it’s annoying. You take the rough with the smooth and we will just see what happens today.”

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