TOWN boss Peter Jackson was today continuing his search for a midfield loan signing as defender Ian Hughes' comeback was put on hold by food poisoning.
The former Blackpool player has recovered from a knee injury and was pencilled in to play in tomorrow's Pontin's League Premier Division clash at home to Stoke's second string (2.00) until illness struck.
Busy Jackson is eager to reinforce his squad for the run-in after midfielder Lee Fowler and centre-back Nathan Clarke were ruled out for the remainder of the season by injury.
The search to beat Thursday's transfer deadline has been going on since last week, but so far Jackson has drawn a blank.
"It's been frustrating but these things happen," he said.
"We've got a few other players in mind and we're following up various lines of enquiry."
Jackson will be at Mansfield tonight to check first hand on Saturday's visitors Swansea.
Town also face Mansfield in their final home game of the season on Saturday, May 1.
Division III promotion rivals Oxford have put Graham Rix in temporary charge after the suspension of boss Ian Atkins.