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Gaffer still looking for a loan addition

12 November 2014

Nigel Clough has revealed the hunt to sign a striker on-loan is continuing, ahead of Wednesday's Johnstone Paint Trophy tie at Walsall.

Speaking prior to departing for the Banks's Stadium, the Gaffer remarked: "We have made enquiries for three or four strikers, we were trying to get one in before the JPT game.

"We won't speculate too much on individuals, sometimes we can comment, other times we can't, but let's remember they aren't our players to be talking about.

"The Steven Davies deal is dead, as Blackpool have said there is no deal to be done.

"We received confirmation last night that one wouldn't be available at the moment and we are chasing another on Wednesday morning.

"With Michael Higdon and Marc McNulty unavailable, Diego (De Girolamo) and Chris (Porter) are in the squad, Jamie Murphy and Jose Baxter are other options but we could certainly do with another.

"But there aren't too many out there and it has to be someone who can make a contribution and improve what we already have."

Meanwhile, Clough has expressed his delight and gratitude to Crystal Palace, for allowing Paddy McCarthy to return to South Yorkshire until the end of the year later this week.

The Gaffer added: "Paddy will return to the Club on Friday morning and be in contention to feature against Doncaster on Saturday.

"We have got him until the 28 December, which is brilliant as it concludes our league programme for 2014. Crystal Palace want him back for the FA Cup at the beginning of January, so that's as far we could go.

"We are delighted to have him and very grateful to Palace and Neil (Warnock) for helping make it happen.

"We haven't discussed beyond that, a lot will depend on Paddy and his family, but it is fair to say he loves his football and has enjoyed his time here."

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