With the loan window shutting this Thursday, United manager Mark Robins has stated that further additions aren’t out of the question.And with Hull City loanee Conor Townsend’s loan running out following the Sheffield United game, he also gave an update as to whether that would be extended.
“We haven’t had that discussion yet,” he confirmed.
“The game is our priority and we will get the game out of the way on Tuesday night before making that decision. He’s done alright since he’s been with us and we will address that issue when the time is right.
“We’ll have to wait and see regarding any other incomings. There are a few irons in the fire, but whether they happen or not, I don’t know yet.
“We look at where we may need help, but every week it is different. Every week we could do with someone in a different area because we either get an injury or there is a loss of form in any particular game.
“We are looking for that consistency and looking to get the same bodies on the field for every game. At the minute we are chopping and changing because there are things which are just not right on any given day. Having said that, there are also things that are very good.
“We have to build on the things which are very good and cut out those mistakes, and then we will be absolutely fine.”
Tom Hopper’s condition following a broken toe also looks to be steadily improving, as confirmed by Robins, while he underlined the status of David Mirfin at Hartlepool United.
“He’s doing okay,” he stated.
“He’s got his shoe on, which is a good thing. It’s a step in the right direction.
“We still don’t know how long he’s going to be out for though. Tom is pain-free-ish at the moment, so I hope he’s not going to be too far away from returning, but it’s a case of “how long is a piece of string” with it at the moment.
“David Mirfin is our player and he’s currently out at Hartlepool and at this moment in time we won’t be exercising any recall clause. We’ve got to go with the players we have got and make sure that they give the best that they can.
“Don’t forget, Mirf hasn’t played for me since I’ve been here and the players who have played have already proved that they can get the results.
“His move was for his rehabilitation from his operation and he’s done pretty well there. He can only train alternate days at the moment and from our perspective he’s doing well in the league below. We are monitoring that on a game-by-game basis.”
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