Bristol City manager Sean O'Driscoll not expecting a busy transfer deadline day
BRISTOL City head coach Sean O'Driscoll will almost certainly delay making any new signings until the loan window reopens on Friday, February 8
Clubs have until 11pm today to recruit players on a permanent basis before the January transfer window shuts.
But the deadline is expected to pass without any new faces arriving at Ashton Gate.
City have already brought in midfielder Liam Kelly and right-back Brendan Moloney from Kilmarnock and Nottingham Forest, respectively, in January and O'Driscoll this week admitted he had yet to come across any financially viable targets that would improve his starting eleven.
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Asked if transfer deadline day would be a busy one at Ashton Gate, O'Driscoll said: "I don't know. It's not the be all and the end all in the Championship, because you have the loan window.
"I'm not sure whether we need anyone quickly and it is not something we are panicking about.
"It is an ongoing situation and things change as the games progress.
"We have come in and tried to give the players already here a chance and, to be fair to them, they have taken it with both hands.
"We don't want to upset the apple cart just because we can bring one or two players in."
The focus will instead be on potential outgoings, with Albert Adomah's future still surrounded by uncertainty.
Crystal Palace have already had two bids rejected for the 25-year-old winger, who is on Africa Cup of Nations duty with Ghana in South Africa. Making reference to the Adomah situation, O'Driscoll said: "I don't particularly want to lose anybody, but that could be out of my hands."
It remains to be seen whether Palace come back in with a third bid, while Bolton are still weighing up whether or not to make a move for the former Barnet winger.
Adomah has 18 months remaining on his Ashton Gate contract and City's board of directors are unlikely to consider any offer that falls short of offering them a minimum down-payment of £2 million.