John Ward anticipates 'quiet' transfer deadline day at Bristol Rovers
Bristol Rovers boss John Ward has this morning confirmed that he doesn't anticipate any transfer deadline day arrivals at the Memorial Stadium.
Ward has already bolstered his squad with the arrivals of six new players since the start of January and earlier this week declared himself 'happy' with the business he had completed.
"It's going to be quiet," Ward said this morning. "I've pretty much done all my work in the previous weeks.
"I'm not really a fan of these last-minute signings unless it is someone you have been pursuing for a while.
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"The job has been done and right now we are totally focused on the game against Barnet tomorrow night."
The manager managed to finalise a deal to retain the services of on-loan Colchester United midfielder John-Joe O'Toole for a further two months earlier this week and has also added Steve Mildenhall, Mark McChrystal, Clayton McDonald, Tom Hitchcock and Ryan Brunt to the squad since January 1.
The market for loan signings re-convenes for business after a seven-day cooling-off period next week, but Ward added: "I have got five loans at the moment and that's all I can play.
"To get another couple of loans in and then pay two players who can't play would be a waste of money. I don't think the chairman would be happy about that and I don't think that is the right way to go.
"We'd only look at that further down the line if we need to replenish the squad at any point."