Turner desperate for additions

Last Updated: 14/01/14 4:08pm

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Graham Turner: Wants reinforcements

Graham Turner: Wants reinforcements

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Graham Turner admits he will be disappointed if he has not added to his Shrewsbury squad ahead of Saturday's clash against Rotherham.

Turner is keen to strengthen this month in order to ensure the Shrews climb away from the League One relegation battle, with the Shropshire club currently just two points above the drop zone.

Town are believed to be working on both permanent deals as well as loans, with attacking options likely to be high on the agenda with Town having found the net just 26 times in 26 league games this term - the fourth lowest strike-rate in League One.

Asked if he was hopeful of bringing in a new face before Saturday, Turner told the club's official website: "Yes, one, possibly two - I would be bitterly disappointed if we haven't added to the squad before the weekend.

"We've been working hard on it for some time. I've talked about it almost being a domino effect - if one goes down then other deals can go through.

"We've got a number of irons in the fire. We are waiting on clubs to do deals and that will free up one or two players to come out to us so that is the situation at the moment.

"We're still talking about a couple of permanent deals where I've spoken to an agent and we've made an offer. The agent and the players are considering our offers so there are all sorts of areas like that.

"We've taken in one or two players over the last two or three months so some of the hard work has come to fruition even if some of the players haven't performed as well as we would have liked.

"It's a lot of negotiations, talks, patience, frustration, but the work goes on."

Turner is also open to the possibility of players on the periphery of his plans leaving the Greenhous Meadow this month.

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