Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson has warned fans not to expect high profile signings during the January transfer window, as he looks to improve his current first team squad. With the Glovers having lost striker Paddy Madden, and with defender Danny Seaborne likely to leave this month, the club are short of numbers as well as the need to improve the overall quality that will help them get out of the relegation zone.
In playing Burnley today, they came up against three established strikers, with Sam Vokes (£350,000), Danny Ings (£1,000,000) and new signing Anthony Barnes (£750,000) having required significant investment at Turf Moor to help build their squad that currently lie in second place in the Championship.
With Yeovil Town having been linked with players such as Livingston striker Marc McNulty and Aldershot Town forward Brett Williams, the club's rumoured targets have a much lower profile. Speaking to BBC Somerset after today's game, Gary didn't comment on those two players, but said that he expects his transfer window recruitments to come from relatively unknown stock:
"If people are expecting Yeovil to sign a big name player, then that's not going to happen. So don't get all our customers up too high in their expectations, because we'll sign Joe Bloggs and then they'll say 'Joe Bloggs? Who is he? We were expecting Wayne Rooney!' - I've just said out there that there are 72 Football League clubs and there are 23 other good teams in the Championship, and we're all fighting for good players. If there is a good player out there and he has the choice of five or six teams and two are Yeovil or Burnley then there's every chance that he's going to choose the other club. But we're going to keep going and we're going to keep trying to find these little gems and keep competing."
Speaking before the game, Gary reaffirmed that Nottingham Forest striker Ishmael Miller still remained on his list of targets, with the Glovers boss keen to establish a new loan deal, provided there are no transfer window offers for the 26 year old. But that appears to be the one 'high profile' player on Johnson's list at present.
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