STRIKER SIGN­ING KEY FOR POW­ELL

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Joshua Richards

HUD­DER­S­FIELD boss Chris Pow­ell is keen to stamp his blue­print on his new side and is al­ready eye­ing up po­ten­tial new sign­ings.

Pow­ell is short of op­tions up front with James Vaughan side­lined and Martin Pater­son re­gain­ing fit­ness after a knee in­jury.

But the for­mer Charl­ton man­ager ad­mits it’s not easy to get loans in.

Pow­ell said:“We have not re­ally gone down the road yet of be­ing close in mak­ing calls.We are find­ing out that other clubs are in for them and then other clubs don’t want to let them go.

“It is a con­stant bat­tle, but I am ready to keep do­ing that and even­tu­ally you will get play­ers in and you want them to make a dif­fer­ence.

“I have got to recog­nise we have one or two play­ers com­ing back, as it is easy say­ing we need strik­ers be­cause we have lost James Vaughan.

“Martin is com­ing back and will be look­ing to try and im­press me. But I feel we may need some­thing up there.”

North­ern Ire­land striker Pater­son net­ted twice in Hud­der­s­field U21s’ 4-1 win over Ipswich last week and Pow­ell is look­ing for him to im­press in the first team now.

An in­jury suf­fered in pre­sea­son set the ex-Burn­ley man back, but Pow­ell said: “Martin’s an ex­pe­ri­enced player who is part of our squad and, like all my play­ers, I want him to work hard and show he de­serves a chance. He has been out for a while and he is get­ting the game time he needs to get back to where we want him.”

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