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Covid Has Blocked Some Clubs Loaning Out Certain Players

21 January 2022

David Artell admits that the January transfer window has become more problematic because clubs have been reluctant to let players leave because of the threat of positive Covid tests. Clubs have been keeping possible loanee players in-house to cover every eventuality when it comes to the pandemic and the fear of a break out.

Artell reported yesterday that the club have ‘irons in the fire’ and he remains confident that the business we need to be done will be achieved before the January deadline.  

Ahead of our trip to Cambridge, the boss said: “January is a tough window and it has been far harder because of the threat of covid and clubs wanting to keep their players to cover an outbreak and making sure they have enough to get the games on.

“The pandemic has not helped and we have to be mindful of that. Some clubs have not allowed their players out because of that.

“On the flip side to that, you will have a situation where they are being kept in and not playing many games. That may see a large number look to get out in the summer because they haven’t played.

He added: “I have also had conversations with a few of our own players about the possibility of them going out. That is something we have discussed and we can wait to see what materialises with that.”

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