Sam Allardyce has more gloom and doom for the fans tonight admitting to the official site: “Most of the targets we hoped to sign by 2 January are now not available.”
Allardyce drops the bombhell deep into an interview with the club’s media team declaring that the players he was after have “either decided not to join us or ventured on a new negotiation elsewhere.”
He added: “We’ve been at it for six weeks now and my need is ever more desperate than the position we’re in for new players in January, but our desire to get new players in has fallen because most clubs don’t want to loan players or let them go.
“We hope we will get new recruits but they have to be good enough. If I pick a player who is not good enough then everybody will destroy him before he starts, so I need to pick a player who can hit the ground running from the start and do the business from the beginning. That’s the issue.
“We didn’t want to have to sign any players in January but it looks like we might have to. More important than recruiting new players is getting our injured players fit as soon as possible.”