STRIKER SIGNING KEY FOR POWELL
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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