Huddersfield Town boss Mark Robins insists it won’t be a major concern if tomorrow’s emergency loan deadline passes without Town doing any business.
It’s the last chance for Football League clubs to reinforce their squads before the January transfer window (the cut-off is 5.00pm).
Robins, whose side have seven Championship games remaining this calendar year, starting with Saturday’s home clash with leaders Burnley, is looking at potential signing options, and has also been linked with 22-year-old Poole Town defender Will Spetch.
But he’s keen to push on with the club’s policy of promoting their own players when possible.
“We’re always looking at who is available,” said Robins, who has just one loanee, Swansea right-back Jazz Richards.
“But any signing has to be the right one in the right situation, and we won’t deviate from the plan and budget we have in place.
“We’ve always made it clear that we need to promote from within, and this season we’ve seen the likes of Duane Holmes, Danny Carr and now Tommy Smith feature.
“We have others like Jordan Sinnott who played last season and who is pushing for another opportunity, and my job is to judge when is the right time to put young players in.”
Burnley boss Sean Dyche, whose side have lost just one league game in 16 this time around, says he would like to bring in at least one new face before Saturday’s game.
“There have been a number of calls made, and there are a couple of options, although one has probably gone out of our level of finance,” he said.
Burnley have already topped 3,000 ticket sales for Saturday.