Yeovil Town manager Terry Skiverton has reaffirmed that he is still looking to add 'one or two' players before the loan transfer window shuts later this month. The deadline day falls on the fourth Thursday in March, at 5.00p.m. which this season will be on Thursday 24th March - i.e. 10 days time.
With the Glovers having the rarity of a clear week ahead, Skiverton has said that he will spent his time scouting for new blood, having previously confirmed that he will look to bring in a striker to replace Oli Johnson, whose last game under the 93 day emergency loan rules falls on April 16th's home match against Oldham Athletic.
Speaking to the Western Daily Press today, he doesn't offer up too many clues, but says that that the wheels will start to be put in motion during the coming week:
"You never know, there might be one or two coming in. For us it is exciting times, I am having a look at a couple of people next week and we can move forward. Before that window shuts, you never know, someone else might jump on the boat."
The WDP reports that Skiverton has denied that Chester striker Martin Gritton has arrived at the club on trial, despite the Chester Chronicle indicating that the 32 year old had missed their midweek match to travel down to Huish Park. However, they do say that Skiverton has confirmed that Gritton is a player that is on his target list and that he plans to hold talks with the former Torquay United and Plymouth Argyle player. The Chester Chronicle have this morning repeated their belief that he was in South Somerset last week on a trial, but report that he was in Chester's starting line-up for their match against Witton Albion on Saturday.
It therefore seems clear that at least one of Skiverton's targets over the coming 10 days will be a striker, and that where his other thoughts lie may depend upon how quickly midfielder Paul Wotton appears to be recovering from his hamstring strain that is expected to keep him out for the rest of March. Where the Yeovil boss needs to exercise caution is that he already has five loan players on his books at present, meaning that until Oli Johnson returns to Norwich City, any new blood brought in will require someone to sit in the stands.
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