Shropshire Star

AFC Telford United looking at Premier League loans

Boss Kevin Wilkin has spoken to Premier League clubs about loaning players to AFC Telford next month but would ideally like to make permanent signings.


The opening of the January transfer window has opened up “one or two” possibilities for the struggling Bucks, who are also keen to extend the loan stay of Bolton defender Adam Senior.

But Wilkin’s preference is to bring in players on permanent deals as he looks to strengthen his squad for a survival push in National League North.

He explained: “The opening of the window does affect us. The younger players at Premier League clubs on pro contracts can only operate window to window.

“We have spoken to several Premier League clubs who can’t loan outside the window. There will hopefully be one or two options where we can tap into that.

“Ideally I would like to bring in one or two players of our own, as it gives you a stronger feeling in the group. The problem with loan players is they can go back at any stage.”