SIMON GRAYSON says Huddersfield Town’s recruitment policy ahead of the loan transfer deadline will be shaped by the fitness and form of the current squad.
The boss has until 5.00pm on Thursday, November 22 to bring in temporary signings, with the window then shut until January.
Town continue to be linked with Sunderland’s Fraizer Campbell and Stoke’s Cameron Jerome, who were both born and bred in Huddersfield.
But Grayson, who has doubts over current loan men Jermaine Beckford and James Vaughan ahead of tomorrow’s visit of Jordan Rhodes and Blackburn, is remaining non-committal on any potential bids.
"While we have a group who are capable of producing performances at this level, we are always looking to improve the squad," said Grayson, whose side beat Bristol City 1-0 on Saturday.
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"There is a deadline coming up, then a six-week gap before any further deals can be struck, and a lot will depend on the injury and form of current players.
"If we feel we need to get someone else in because of injuries, suspensions or form, I’m sure the chairman will do his best to make it happen.
"We always have a list of potential targets we know might be available, and we are ready to pursue them if we need to.
"Names have been mentioned, and they could be available, but there are probably another 50 or 60 who could be as well, so we will see."
Beckford, who picked up a hamstring strain in training, and fellow striker Vaughan, who has a thigh problem, both missed Saturday’s game at the John Smith’s Stadium.
And Grayson, whose side are seventh thanks to Sean Scannell’s 43rd-minute winner, accepted: "It’s a quick turnaround from Saturday to Tuesday, so they must be doubtful."
A 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace means Blackburn, who will include ex-Town striker Rhodes, are sixth and above Town only on goal difference.
Premier League Wigan, who are reported to be interested in Town midfielder Oliver Norwood, had scout Brian Prandle at Town’s game against Bristol.
Swansea and West Brom were also represented, as were Championship leaders Cardiff and third-placed Crystal Palace, where Ian Holloway has taken over as manager.