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Talks ongoing with potential targets

23 January 2014

Manager Paul Cox has revealed that the club are still in discussions with a number of transfer targets.

Speaking at his press meeting ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two match with Wycombe Wanderers, our boss also stated that a few things need to be ironed out, before there are any new arrivals.

“We’re quite close in a number of ways, but there are still a number of things that need ironing out,” said Cox.

“Having been in the game for a long time now you know that transfers, especially bigger ones, always take time and there are always complications at some point.

“We’ve ran into a few brick walls in terms of deals for players, but that’s only expected. It’s now about ironing stuff out and seeing if we can do something with one of the players before Saturday.”

He added: “I’m quite positive and hopefully we can get someone in that will bolster the squad at what I feel is an important time of the season.

“Sometimes you need a fresh voice and a fresh personality in [the dressing room]. It’s not rocket science to look at us and see that we need a goalscorer.”

Commenting on speculation linking Emile Sinclair with a move to the club, Cox added: “Emile is just one of a number of players that we have spoken to.”

Looking ahead to Saturday’s match, Cox continued: “We’re on a little run now of one defeat in five games. We’ve come through a little blip and the main focus for us now is our home form. 

“The supporters that travelled down to Portsmouth were absolutely out of this world. In a crowd of 14,000 plus, their voice and their re-assurance with the boys and constant support was immense.

“We’ve both got to give. The players have got to understand the supporters and the supporters have got to understand the players – especially at home now.

“If we both get back to doing what we’re good at, then we can make this place a fortress again.”

Paul Cox’s full interview from today’s press meeting will be available on Stags Player later today. To subscribe, click here.

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