SIMON GRAYSON says player movement either in or out of Town is unlikely ahead of tomorrow’s loan transfer deadline.
Football League clubs have until 5.00pm to do business, with the window then shut until January.
Grayson already has four on loan after adding Reading striker Simon Church to a list which also includes frontmen James Vaughan and Jermaine Beckford and winger Adam Hammill.
With injured striker Jimmy Spencer now back from Brentford, three Town players are out at other clubs – Kallum Higginbotham at Carlisle and defender Liam Ridehalgh and midfielder Chris Atkinson at Chesterfield.
It’s possible that Ridehalgh and Atkinson could extend their stays at the League II club or go elsewhere.
But Grayson, who is mindful of a busy Championship schedule, injury worries and possible suspensions (defender Joel Lynch and midfielder Adam Clayton are both on four cautions, one off a one-match ban), would think carefully before allowing any other player to leave.
“We’ve always got our ear to the ground in terms of potential deals, but I’m happy with the shape of the current squad,” explained the boss, whose side are eighth ahead of Saturday’s trip to Charlton, after which they go to Middlesbrough (Tuesday) and host Leeds (Saturday week).
“You never say never, but at this stage, I don’t foresee an incoming signing, and because of injuries and potential bans, I want to keep the numbers pretty much as they are.”
Vaughan remains under treatment for a thigh injury while Grayson is hoping Beckford and forward Sean Scannell prove their recovery from hamstring problems ahead of the clash in South-East London.
The pair missed last Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat by Brighton while Vaughan has been absent for the last five games.
Surrey referee Lee Collins will be in the middle at Charlton. It will be his first time in charge of Town.