‘We’re not looking to lose anybody’ – Danny outlines his transfer intentions ahead of deadline day

Courtesy Graham Burrell

It’s deadline day and to kick us off, we’re going over Danny’s post-match comments this weekend with regards to the players he’s keen on signing this morning.

With a trip to Doncaster to look forward to again, the Imps’ boss is constantly busy. It’s a return to the EFL trophy tomorrow night, a competition we’ve own recently and one that we progressed beyond the group stage in last season.

Danny’s keen on taking it seriously once more, but admitted it’s a competition they face squad issues in.

“We would like to target it (The EFL Trophy), but we are on a run of 11 games in 34 days and that’s just ridiculous.

“Well make as many changes as we can and freshen up as much as we can. We would like one or two more in the building to help us do that but they’re going to have to be free loans.”

He went on to applaud the board in using their contacts to attract Callum Connolly to Sincil Bank and confessed he’s now going to be leaning on his football friends for a possible loan.

“The board have done their bit by using their relationship with Everton. We’ve now got to use some of our relationships and contacts and relationships in football departments and see if we can convince some of our friends to make a sporting decision.

“They know our environment and culture is good for young players and hopefully we can get one or two in on that basis.”

Ryan Allsop – loaned from Bournemouth in 2017 (Courtesy of Graham Burrell)

Bournemouth, Millwall and Bristol City are certainly amongst Danny’s football friends, but he revealed that the likelihood of signing a player or two is 50/50.

“I think it’s the flick of a coin. The closer it gets to deadline day, the more likely it is that clubs are going to make sporting decisions rather than financial decisions, so we’re hopeful that we’ll be able to bring one or two in.

“But that can change very quickly, so we’ve got to stay really focused, keep our ear to the ground and react quickly.”

It’s not just players coming in we’ve got to keep an eye on either; sides can sign our players too. As with every transfer window, there are rumours linking our players with Salford City, but Danny is keen not to lose anyone.

“I hope not,” he responded when asked about losing players.

“Probably after Wednesday night and the way some of them played no doubt there will be interest. We’re not looking to lose anybody, we’re looking to add to the group.”

We’ll be running live updates through the morning, possibly every hour, with all the transfers and movement in League One.

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