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Gaffer talks transfers

10 September 2014

Nigel Clough says the Blades won't rush into the loan market, but revealed he is still keen to strengthen his squad in the weeks ahead.

Speaking prior to Saturday's home clash with Rochdale, the Blades boss doesn't expect movement into Bramall Lane before the weekend, but says there could be a loan move for one or two of his fringe players.

Clough remarked "We tried unbelievable right up until the deadline on the Monday night to do permanent transfers. We put three substantial bids in for players, but they were all rejected.

"The problem we have is that we only want to bring in players who are of a better standard than what we already have, let's not forget we have already got a very good squad players.

"We want any newcomers to go straight into the starting XI; it is pointless adding to the numbers for the sake of things because we already have two or three not in the matchday 18.

"We are now looking at loans, with views to permanents in January. Maybe a couple will move out to get some games which is fine, but we have a very hectic schedule of Saturday and Tuesday fixtures for the next few weeks and everyone will have a role to play."

The Gaffer expanded on his reasoning for not being too hasty in the loan market, he added:
"The problem is the 93-day anomaly, if we take someone now they have to return to their parent club mid December which is far from ideal.

"Hopefully we can get through to the end of September and then take someone until the beginning of January when the window re-opens to look at making it a permanent transfer."

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