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MANAGER: Irons in the fire

30 January 2014

Graham Kavanagh on the transfer window

Manager Graham Kavanagh spoke to us this morning about the ongoing January transfer window work.

“I think we have to have irons in the fire,” he said. “Whoever comes in has to bring a certain level of quality with them.
“The next couple of days are big for us and we may have one or two who will leave us. We’re travelling to Bristol on Friday so today is important in terms of what we want to achieve.” 

“We have had Derek Riordan in to train,” he confirmed. “We’re probably going to have a look at as many players as we possibly can, especially if they are lads who are out of contract. I think we would be foolish not to do that.
“With the market we’re in we can never be ahead of the game in terms of wages but we can certainly give players an opportunity. If someone is hungry enough to come, and if we feel they’ll improve us, then we’ll take that option up.”

“You can talk about numbers and how many deals you would like to do but I’m learning very quickly that you can’t look too far ahead in this game. We’ll keep plugging away and hopefully we’ll improve things by reshaping a little bit.”

“We do want to get Tom Lawrence signed up,” he confirmed. “Manchester United have been absolutely excellent with us. Warren Joyce and his staff have been absolutely top drawer and I will have to say a big thank you to them because, as I say, they have been so supportive of us. I just hope we can get Tom back and that we can maybe add one or two more to it.”

“It would be nice to say that something is imminent but you just never know,” he said. “All we can do is keep asking the questions about the players we’re interested in and hope that things will fall our way over the course of the next few days.”

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