Trembling wants embargo lifted

County supremo hoping transfer ban will be removed

Notts County executive chairman Peter Trembling is hoping the club will soon be free of their transfer embargo.

The Football League has banned the Magpies from signing any new players after their parent company, Blenheim 1862, was served with a winding-up order from HM Revenue and Customs over a six-figure debt.

Trembling, though, is confident the situation can be resolved and has revealed that he is in 'advanced talks' with three prospective investors.

Should a multi-million pound injection be forthcoming, the transfer embargo will be lifted and County will be free to delve into the January transfer market in an effort to aid their League Two promotion push.

"As soon as we have paid that debt and satisfied the Football League it has been cleared, then the embargo will be lifted. And it is important we get it resolved next week," said Trembling.

"If we get serious investors over the line next week we have a target of five or six players we would look to bring in, maybe not all of them but four to strengthen the squad immediately."


One of those the Magpies are hoping to bring in is promising full-back Brendan Moloney.

The 20-year-old moved to Meadow Lane on loan from Nottingham Forest over the summer.

However, that deal expired on 28th December and County currently lack the funds to keep him at Meadow Lane, either on a short-term agreement or permanent transfer.

"Brendan is definitely a player we would like but I don't know what Forest want to do with him," said Trembling.

"I am not currently in a position to talk to (Forest chief executive) Mark Arthur because I haven't got any money to put on the table for him, whether that be for an extension of the loan or transfer."