THIS week’s Football League loan deadline passed quietly as far as Town were concerned – and Lee Clark says he’s not too disappointed.
Leicester’s Steve Howard was one of two specific frontline targets for the Galpharm boss, but neither player ended up moving.
“Their managers must have got fed up of hearing my voice as I kept pushing right to the end to see if we could do anything,” explained Clark.
“They were both players from higher-division clubs who still have something to play for.
“I knew I was not going to let any of my current squad go, so I quite understand why the managers involved were not about to let their players go.
“To be honest I was offered a number of strikers but I didn’t feel that any of them would have added to our group and I was not about to bring players in for the sake of it.
“I am not frustrated by it and I have got lots of belief in the players I have here and that we can go on and finish the season well.”
Today’s visitors Charlton made three signings: former Liverpool and Fulham keeper Tony Warner, who was unattached, Brighton striker Nicky Forster and West Ham defender Matt Fry.
All three could be involved at the Galpharm, and Clark added: “Phil (Parkinson) has brought in experience in Tony Warner and Nicky Forster and a young player in Matt Fry, but we know how we are going to play and we are concentrating on that.”