Laws eyes additions, linked to Millwall keeper

01 November 2012 10:08
Brian Laws expects to complete his first signing since retuning as Iron boss next week, with Millwall goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall linked with a move to Glanford Park.

Laws said on Thursday that he had identified an area to strengthen, and was hopeful of adding to his squad next week.

"We have to give those here some support and help. That might mean we have to make some changes of personnel on the park," he told the club's official website.

“We all know that means I will have to do some wheeling and dealing. I have already started making the phone calls - I am calling in favours all over."

The South London Press claimed on Thursday that Mildenhall is due to move to North Lincolnshire next month.

The goalkeeper, 34, is surplus to requirements at the New Den and would provide more experience at the back for the Iron than current first choice Sam Slocombe.

Any incomings is likely to be matched by players leaving, though perhaps not until the January transfer window.

But there may be some extra money in the pot thanks to the agreement with Derby over a transfer fee for Charles Vernam, who moved to Derby County earlier in the season.

An FA Cup win at Gillingham on Saturday would also bring in £18,000 in prize money, while an increase in home gates will also be vital to make inroads into the £30,000-per-week losses the club are believed to be recording.