Roeder Goes "Cap In Hand"

Last updated : 21 January 2007 By Footy Mad - Editor

.... he is desperate to find new players ... but they will have to be loan deals.

Chairman Freddy Shepherd has pointed the finger of blame at Sir John Hall. Adding more mystery as to why Roeder has not been given funds with only days left of the transfer window.

All we seem to get from Shepherd is the quote the transfer system is "a bad idea". But moaning about it is hardly what the fans want to hear.

Roeder: "I could sign a bad player every day between now and January 31. There are plenty out there. I am trying to sift through what is available and what can help us on loan until the end of the season.

"I have targeted four or five players I would like to buy who would help us become a better squad and a better team but we are finding it hard to prise them from their clubs in January.

"I understand the reasons why clubs do not want to sell them at this time, but it does not mean my interest will go away come the summer. What use is bringing in a player that within a week of having him, I am thinking, 'Why did I do that?'.

"I am not prepared to do that. I am determined to use two loans but there is not a lot out there. I will find two though."