Gudjon hunts loan rangers

With tomorrow’s 5pm deadline looming, manager Gudjon Thordarson is hopeful of adding to his ranks before the transfer window slams shut for the hectic Christmas period, with no more ‘emergency’ loan signings being granted until the new year.

However, with little or no money available due to the club’s pending takeover bid, Gudjon is believed to be ‘calling in some favours’ to add to his squad ahead of tomorrow’s deadline.

Gudjon: Remains hopeful
With just three strikers at his disposal – one of these being transfer-listed Matty Williams – going into the eight-game run up to new year, Thordarson is confident that having just eighteen players qualifies for an ‘emergency loan signing’, should the finances allow.

Speaking to the Nottingham Evening Post earlier today, Gudjon said: "We are trying to wheel and deal and hope it comes together. We may see something happen but it is not guaranteed."

"There is a big need for strengthening, especially up front because we only have three strikers with Steve Scoffham out for a number of weeks. It does limit us and that is exactly why we have to hunt and hopefully I can pull something off," added Thordarson.

"We need everybody and they will all play their part."

Aside from his search for a loan signing, the club are also rumoured to have taken Icelandic midfielder Andri Steinn Birgisson on trial.

The 22-year old, who plays his football with Icelandic side Fram, will train with the Magpies over the coming weeks.

He has been reported to have joined Barnsley on a trial basis during Gudjon’s time there, with Thordarson willing to take a second look at the young midfielder.

For any further developments on the transfer front, be sure to check back to NCM prior to tomorrow’s deadline.