Mark Robins says he’s comfortable with the make-up of Huddersfield Town’s squad – and delighted to able to devote his full attention to taking advantage of the international break.
The manager revealed Huddersfield Town made a failed attempt to bring in a fresh face before Monday’s transfer deadline, but wouldn’t reveal the player’s identity.
Robins’ old club Coventry say their highly-rated defender Cyrus Christie was the subject of two Town bids in the wake of Jack Hunt’s transfer to Crystal Palace for a reported £2m.
Robins can make loan signings from Monday – clubs can also recruit free agents – but says he won’t be rushed into any deal.
“We worked very hard to do something, but it didn’t happen,” said Robins, whose 12th-placed side return to Championship action at home to Doncaster on Saturday week.
“As we said in the build-up to the deadline, any deal has to be the right player at the right cost at the right time.
“The window creates a frenzy, and drives prices up, but we have been working on signings since the end of last season.
“We’ve brought eight players in, and I speak to (head of football operations) Ross Wilson on a daily basis.
“There are a lot of players we are monitoring, but that doesn’t mean we will try to sign every one of them.
“If the opportunity to enhance the squad with a loan signing arises, we’ll take it, but I’m comfortable with things as they are.”
Robins received a boost when midfielder Keith Southern yesterday returned to full training after a calf injury.
The former Blackpool man has yet to make a first-team appearance this season and Robins said: “It will be great to have him back.”
Robins is planning special fitness work this week before turning his attention specifically to the Doncaster clash from Monday onwards.