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Huddersfield Town fans keeping fingers crossed for transfer activity as David Wagner spells out plan

Head coach relaxed with just days to deadline

Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner at his press conference

Huddersfield Town fans are eagerly waiting to see if the final few days of the transfer window will herald new faces in the squad.

Head coach David Wagner says if Town can do the right deal, they will.

He has also stressed, however, he won’t be worried if Monday’s 11pm transfer deadline passes with no further Huddersfield Town activity.

Wagner confirmed ahead of Cardiff City’s visit to the John Smith’s Stadium he has a transfer kitty from chairman Dean Hoyle.

Watch the boss talking about transfers.

But the boss added: “I will spend the money like I spend my own money.

“That is only for something I am 100% convinced will work.

“I want any signing to help us in the long term, not just for a few months.

“If we can do a deal, we will, if not I am totally relaxed about waiting until the next window.

“We have the loan system (which kicks in for Football League clubs a week on Monday) if we have big

problems which are unexpected.

“The key thing is we have a long-term project here, there are more transfer windows to come and our plan includes those.

“We have to be patient, realistic and clever in the right moment.

“I know supporters want signings and this might sound boring, but we are steadily creating foundations, then we can build a big house!”

Town have this week been linked with Wolves winger Rajiv van La Parra and youngsters Kevin Toner, the Aston Villa centre-back, and Daniel Trickett-Smith, the Liverpool midfielder.

But Algerian international Karim Matmour, who was a free agent after leaving Kuwait club Al-Arabi, is the only permanent signing so far.

Aston Villa keeper Jed Steer has returned on loan for the rest of the season.

And Middlesbrough left-back James Husband is with Town until next Saturday, when Town visit Preston North End.

On the outgoing side, striker James Vaughan joined Birmingham City (season on loan).

Development centre-back Joe Wright has likewise extended his stay at Accrington Stanley

And midfielder Sondre Tronstad left the club and signed for Haugesund in Norway.

Meanwhile speculation over interest in Town’s 10-goal top scorer Nahki Wells has lost momentum.

But that has never been a concern for Wagner, who emphasised: “We have a good striker who is here for the next two and a half years.”

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