Steve Davis says changes to the loan system will be interesting as we enter the new season.
Steve Davis says that changes to the loan structure will certainly be ‘interesting’ as we enter the 2016/17 season.
With the emergency loan becoming a thing of the past, managers will now have to consider longer term loans to supplement their squad. From this coming season, loan agreements can only be conducted during the summer and winter transfer windows meaning that managers will have to sign players on six-month or season long loans.
The change in FIFA law will also prove complex for Premier League clubs, who may not be as willing to lend their players out and instead give them for the Under-21 league.
Steve admitted to the club’s official web-site: “Any lower league manager would have used the loan market to attract better quality players at a cheaper cost.
“It allowed you to add some quality and to fill some necessary gaps. I think we have been able to do that successfully over the last few seasons and the likes of Chuks (Aneke) and Nicky (Ajose) certainly helped us.
“With the new rules, you now have to sign them from window-to-window and that certainly makes things more ‘interesting’ because you have to get them right.
“With the changes coming in, the bigger clubs don’t know what they are going to do yet. They often want to keep their young players to use in them in pre-season and take them away on tours for the experience.
“They don’t quite know how they are going to handle it themselves yet and I would imagine a lot of them will be reluctant to lend them out.”