DEAN HOYLE today confirmed he could spend again in the transfer window if the right deal evolves to bolster Huddersfield Town’s promotion project.
While Town’s budget is already at bursting point, the ambitious chairman-owner has refused to rule out more business in the January transfer window.
Hoyle says the board will resist all attempts by rival clubs to cherry-pick Jordan Rhodes and other star players and – if everything slotted into place – they would look seriously at any possible quality additions to manager Lee Clark’s squad.
“We are definitely at the top of our budget but, at the same time, we want promotion,” said Hoyle when asked about the possibility of signings in the transfer window.
“If the right player became available I would look at the proposal very closely and, if I think it’s right, I will give the manager my backing.
“We are at the top of the tree (financially), but at the end of the day promotion means everything – and I intend to make sure I do my bit in trying to make that jigsaw happen.”
With Football League salary-cap and spending regulations coming into place next season, Hoyle believes it’s vital Town make the step up to the Championship this time.
He explained: “The players are not just playing for Huddersfield Town, they are playing for their futures.
“Austerity measures, as the Government might say, will have to come in throughout the Football League, so we do need to move up the pyramid to attract better players – we won’t be able to use my financial clout as a way to move up, it has to be a different and more sustainable way going forward.
“For the third season running we are there and thereabouts in the League I shake-up and we want to make it third time lucky and do it this season.
“Everybody is experienced enough to know what it takes – we need the players on top of their game, the management team to guide us to where we want to be and then to make sure we take that one little step further than last season.”