Coventry to sign another player today

23 July 2010 08:40
Boothroyd set to fifth new player Coventry City manager Aidy Boothroyd is set to sign his fifth new player since taking over from Chris Coleman in the summer. Boothroyd wants to bring in two forwards on loan from Premiership clubs, but he has revealed that he does have money available to make permanent signings if he can find the right player. The City boss is eager to get the new face into his squad ready for tomorrows friendly at Walsall. Boothroyd revealed, “We are very, very close on one player. We are very close on three players actually, but we may as well be miles away because they are not here yet." “I am impatient trying to get them in because having spent a bit of time out of the game you forget what this period of time is like with lots of transfer speculation and lots of phone calls that sometimes don’t come through." // '); // ]]> “There are lots of false promises and then now and again you get something that you can grab on to and it comes off, and they are worth it. It is a it like being a golfer and taking 15 shots and getting a good hole in one because he has worked hard at that and that’s what we are doing now, working hard to get players in." "Some we have hit the post on, some we have got nowhere near and some we didn’t want anyway.” Boothroyd had been poised to bring in Lukas Jutkiewicz on loan from Everton, but Davis Moyes decided that he wanted to sell the striker rather than letting him go out on loan for another season and when quizzed whether he was tempted to buy Jutkiewicz,or indeed any striker if he were to become available, he said, “Yes I have but what I don’t want to do is spend a big chunk of money from the budget on a player when I could get someone as good on a loan, so that’s the reason for the jostling for position and biding my time." “If something comes along that I think is going to be absolutely fabulous then we will run after it and get it if we can, but at the same time, Premiership managers are looking at what they have got." "They are going to get injuries and they have got guys coming back from the World Cup, friendlies to fulfil and tours to go on, so what tends to happen is you don’t get to find out about these guys right until the death of the transfer window, which, for us, is not so good because we want to get going and get moving." // '); // ]]> “So that’s why I am a little bit coy in saying we are going to have one, two or three in. I know what I want and I know what we need. It is just a matter of getting the right ones and getting those round pegs in round holes.” He concluded by saying, “It’s a day by day thing and Saturday’s team will depend on what comes in in the next few hours or minutes.”