LEE CLARK aims for a sixth successive Town win at Swindon tonight (7.45) while his team of scouts scour the country for potential signings.
The Galpharm manager, whose side will go second in League I if they win in Wiltshire and Charlton are beaten at home to Bristol Rovers, has until close of business on Thursday to complete any loan deals.
Other than emergency signings, such as goalkeepers, he must then wait until the transfer window reopens in January to do any business, be it temporary or permanent.
“We’re always keeping tabs on various players, and this week is no different,” said Clark, whose side travel for the first time since their 1-0 win at Oldham on November 1.
“We’ll be monitoring the situation of a string of different players, and if an opportunity presents itself, we’ll try and sort something out.
“But the usual rule applies – if anyone comes in, it will be because they improve the squad we currently have.”
Clark heads into the County Ground clash with only long-term absentees Robbie Simpson and Danny Drinkwater (both thigh injuries) unavailable.
That means he could field an unchanged starting side for the seventh successive match as Town seek six victories on the spin for the first time since 2003-04.
Confidence is high after Saturday’s gritty 2-1 home win over Hartlepool, but with Swindon going ninth by beating Carlisle 2-1 at Brunton Park, Clark anticipates a tough test.
“They’re a decent side who have had a particularly good run of late,” said the Town chief, who took his players South after training yesterday.
“Their manager Danny Wilson and I go back a long way, and I know he likes to field sides who play attractive football, so I’m looking forward to a another good game.”