Darrell Clarke Hoping to Make a 'Couple of Loan Signings' as Transfer Window Reopens

Darrell Clarke is hoping to make a couple of signings during the opening month of 2021.
Walsall manager Darrell Clarke has spoken to the local press ahead of this weekend's clash with Carlisle United and confirmed he is hoping to make a couple of signings during the now-open January Transfer Window.

Clarke signed Bristol City defender George Nurse, AFC Bournemouth striker Jake Scrimshaw and now departed Birmingham City forward Adan George on loan earlier this season and is keen to add a couple more.

And with Scrimshaw's short-term stay set to come to an end after this weekend's League Two meeting with the title-chasing Cumbrians, the manager has already confirmed his desire to renew the deal.

The manager also confirmed that any new signings will have to be so-called 'free loan deals' as the club continues to battle against the various financial pitfalls caused by the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Darrell said; "I’ll sit down and have my conversations with Stef, Dan, and the chairman. But we have to remember that people lost jobs at this football club.

"I’ll be more than happy to go with what we go with but we might be able to get one or two free loans, like we did in the last window.

"I’m certainly not banging on the chairman’s door saying ‘I want money’. If it has to be a couple of free loans – that’s what I mean by freshen it up – then so be it.

"We know what we’re trying to achieve by getting in the top seven, while working and developing players. Some of them are developing well. We keep working away and try to tweak in each window.

"They’ll not be wholesale changes at this club while I’m manager, that’s for sure. It won’t be needed. We’ll try and keep hold of our best players."

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