Shrewsbury Town boss Paul Hurst sets out his transfer targets
Shrewsbury Town boss Paul Hurst insists plans for the January transfer window are well under way – with a left-back and a winger top priorities.
Town are without a natural left-back following Junior Brown’s knee injury and Hurst wanted a winger before the last window closed, but did not get one.
“If we can find anyone I feel can improve the squad, we’ll try and act on that. Left-back is an obvious area,” said Hurst.
“It’s nothing against anyone who will play there but we’d be foolish not to try to bring someone in for that area of the pitch.
“I spoke on deadline day about trying to get another winger in.
“Nothing has changed in that respect, we haven’t found a free agent, so that’s another area where we are looking.”
Hurst has met with fellow club staff to go over potential targets.
“We are trying to get options to strengthen the squad,” he said.
“It’s just a case of getting out to watch games. We are trying to compile a list. We had a meeting to go through preferred options.
“A conversation will take place in terms of what we have to spend.
“Looking at where we are in the league, I’d suggest we would be in a decent position.
“You always want to improve the squad, but there has been a conversation in terms of not wanting to disrupt the group.”
The loans of Ben Godfrey and Ebou Adams – from Norwich City – expire in January. Norwich and Manchester United have recall clauses in January for the season-long loans of Carlton Morris and Dean Henderson respectively.
“The group have another set of games coming up to prove their worth,” said Hurst. “We know they’re capable but have they peaked? If they have, we’ll change. If they haven’t, that’ll allow me to stick with a larger percentage of the group we have got.”
He added: “We are having to cover quite a few scenarios because of the loan players.
“I certainly won’t change for the sake of it, but there are some situations we are not totally in control of.”