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Coyle on the Loan Situation

Many Clarets might be disappointed that despite a few rumours to the contrary, Owen Coyle has confirmed there will be no loan players coming to Turf Moor today.

Thursday today is the loan deadline day in case you didnt know!

Coyle said on the Official Site:

'Due to finances there will be nobody coming in. Like other managers you would love to freshen up the squad, but circumstances are circumstances, so we get on with things and do the very best we can.'

Vital Burnley have already announced that Steve Jones would be joining Bradford City on loan today after a loan spell at Huddersfield and Owen Coyle had quite a bit to say about this deal and his treatment at Huddersfield following the departure of former Clarets gaffer, Stan Ternent:

'Steve Jones will go on loan to Bradford until January 3.He came back from Huddersfield yesterday, where obviously, with Stan Ternent leaving, I've got to say I don't think he was treated particularly well.I have spoken to Stuart McCall, who has got on very well with Steve. He is a top lad, so Steve will go there and get some games, get fully fit and hopefully score some goals to give him a lift.'

The good news though is that it looks like there will be no further loans going out from our already pretty small squad bearing in mind we are also currently missing Bes Berisha out on loan to Norwegian side, Rosenborg.

Speculation in the media had suggested that young gun, Alex MacDonald could be another loan possibility following Jay Rodriguez who last season was loaned out in similar circumstances to Stirling.

However Owen Coyle has scotched that speculation stating:

'We've had a couple of enquiries, but we don't have a big enough squad to be letting players out anyway'

Good news but I have to say the comment by Owen that the reason we have not brought loans in is related to our financial situation is somewhat worrying albeit understandable in the credit crunch world we live in. I just hope this doesn't put a dampener too on Clarets fans hopes of bringing in fresh faces in the January window to add some sparkle to our promotion and play-offs challenge.

Bes Berisha and Steve Jones might be available to play for the Clarets in the New Year following their loan spells but can we really afford to play the rest of the season without any new blood in defence?

Having lost loan Russell Anderson to a season long cruciate injury, we have struggled on occasion when injuries and suspensions have kicked-in affecting the back four.

In a promotion push assuming we can avoid the traditional Christmas slump, can we afford to take the risk of not having available extra cover in the back four? Let's hope we can find some resource from somewhere to give us every chance of reaching Nirvana and the promised land of the Premier League.




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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 27 2008

Time: 1:13PM

Your Comments

Bit concerned about the no loan statement by Coyle. Don't think much positive will happen now in January window, but hope I am wrong.
turfmanphil
Hardly inspiring, positive stuff, is it? Youd've thought the cup run might have enabled us to strengthen with one or two? Ah well...we need some big earners such as Kiraly off the books, and pronto!
whentheballmoves
Would have thought we would have got another defender in. Still we are coping ok at the moment, but quite a few players close to a suspension I think.
smitrit
Yeah thats the point, I think we have enough cover in midfield and attack, just a little light in the back four, the area where let's face it there is a greater chance of suspensions anyway. Just something seems odd that we cant afford to bring in one ot two loan defenders when let's face it, there is so much at stake if by Jan 1st we are still in Top 6
turfmanphil
 

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