Scunthorpe United boss Brian Laws is 'dreading' last week of January
NOTHING, it seems, is imminent with regards to new signings at Scunthorpe United.
While looking to make additions to his squad, Brian Laws says he is happy to bide his time in the transfer window – particularly as it would appear loans will be the only incomings during the second half of the campaign.
He has little choice either given he still has to make room in the club's budget by offloading current players before he can recruit new ones.
Laws has revealed his surprise and, to some extent, delight at the fact that the more saleable assets of the Scunthorpe squad are yet to attract offers.
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Mark Duffy and Damien Mozika, who are both out of contract in the summer, albeit with the club having the option to extend their deals into a following year, are two of the more likelier names to have attracted potential suitors.
And while so far there has been no interest, Laws admits much could change in the next fortnight.
"I'm dreading the last week of January because that is the period when everything hots up," Laws told the Telegraph.
"Everybody is holding back a little bit and jostling around, trying to make decisions, which filters down.
"I'm hoping I don't get a phone call (about Duffy), but you would never say never in football. I'll have to put my mobile on silent."
Scunthorpe's only bit of business during January so far has been last week's capture of Akpo Sodje on a contract until the end of the campaign.
Having had to consider bringing in replacements in both midfield and defence due to injuries, Laws says he will wait to act further.
"I'm looking at strengthening quite a few positions," he continued.
"We're spinning plates at the moment and we're sure not sure which is going to drop first and which position is most needy.
"I'm aware there is a possibility we need to strengthen midfield and right-back, but I still have to do what I said months ago and alleviate some pressure on the finances.
"At the moment, I'm leaving things as they are. But I'm also prepared to move quickly if necessary.
"The window doesn't affect us. So we mustn't get blinded by the fact that we have to do something in January.
"If I have only got one piece of spending power, I've got to make sure I bring in the right player.
"I've made contact with many clubs about many different players, just in case.
"At this moment in time, I'm not forced into anything.