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Michael Flynn said he is prepared for the prospect of working with a smaller squad
Michael Flynn said that Swindon Town might have to work with what they have already got until January. Total Sport’s Joe Acklam spoke to Swindon’s manager ahead of the side’s trip to Doncaster.
Swindon have brought in nine players so far this summer, but with time running out in the window they are not on the verge of adding any new faces.
Flynn spoke on transfer deadline day and said that he might be facing the possibility of getting the most out of the squad currently at his disposal.
He said: “We have one or two plates spinning, but that is it at the minute, we are where we are, and I won’t be signing players just for the sake of it.
“We have asked about a few who are either not available or have gone elsewhere. I am not being coy; we are still trying on one or two and if I get them, I am sure you will know.
“We are going to need to be lucky with injuries, especially to the key players.
“We have Tom Clayton, who is probably five or six weeks away, and he would add another body to us and Reece Devine, who is still long term.
“I think it will be 17 or 18 games before the next window, including the FA Cup first round.
“That is why we are going to need to be lucky, but we are going to have to look after them [the squad], help them recover quickly, and be stronger, hopefully we don’t get any freak injuries.”
Despite facing the prospect of having a small squad, Flynn did leave the door open for a potential exit for players in need of game time.
He said: “Unless something changes, there might be one who goes because they probably need to be playing football.
“Other than that, we haven’t got enough bodies to say that people can go. I have been trying to get the right people to come in, but if they are not there then I am not going to leave ourselves short.”
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