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24 January 2013

Mick hopeful of adding to squad before window shuts but no deals close

Mick McCarthy is hopeful of adding to his squad before the transfer window shuts but says it’s more likely they will be loan signings rather than permanent. 

The window closes at 11pm on January 31, with the Town boss adding Frank Nouble on an 18 month contract, and loanees Patrick Kisnorbo, Aaron Mclean and David McGoldrick – who will sign permanently in the summer - to his squad in recent weeks. 

“We’d like to get players in before the window closes, permanent ones but we are not having much joy at the moment,” Mick told the Club website. 

“We’re looking at loans now more than signings and I know I said that I didn’t want to do that but at least if it’s window to window, they stay with us until the end of the season. 

“There are players out of contract and available on a free. That looks a good gig until you find out what the players are earning at the moment. Then you have the fact that you have to take them on to the end of the season. That’s fine if it’s May 4 but it’s not like that, you have to take them up to July 31 [end of contract]. 

“If you don’t sign them after that, it means you are paying them for three months football and three months to sit on the beach. That’s just not viable.”  

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