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Get A Loan To Get Ahead
Published : 29 Jan 2013 19:26:07
Getting players on loan seems to be the way forward thses days.
Inverness manager Terry Butcher has secured QPR wide midfielder Jordan Gibbons on loan till the end of the season but is still looking for another young loan player to freshen up his squad. Gibbons is expected to be thrown in at the deep end in tomorrow night's away game against St Mirren. The Highland side had already signed defenders Danny Devine from Fleetwood and Charlie Taylor, on loan from Leeds, this month and have allowed midfielder Gavin Morrison to go out on loan Elgin City until the end of the season. Butcher said: "Jordan signed a new two-year deal at QPR on Monday which allowed us to get him. He's exciting and explosive, very quick, very jinky. We have got options in wide areas and up front. He has got pace as well. Charlie has played for Leeds and has been out on loan at Bradford and York. He has a sweet left foot and gives us cover for Graeme Shinnie but he can play up front as well. They are young kids but they are keen to play. I can't really sign experienced players because I can't guarantee them games. But these youngsters can feel their way into the squad and I'm sure they will make valuable contributions." Drawing a veil over the weekend's disappointing result in the Scottish Communities League Cup semi-final against Hearts, Butcher is focused on maintaining second spot in the SPL. Butcher said: "The players are itching to get back out playing. We had a good chat on Monday. We all learnt a lot from it, it was a great experience for us. We have to take the positives out of the game and take them forward into this St Mirren game. We didn't lose the game. After 120 minutes we were level with them and we missed a penalty. That's the thin line between success and failure. It hurt a lot but we are over the pain now and we are looking forward to more good times."