Magilton reveals loan targets

THE search for a loanee continues despite the impending return of Richard Naylor from injury.Naylor is hoping to play for the Blues reserves, possibly as early as Tuesday in the Suffolk Premier Cup against Lowestoft, after recovering from a toe injury.

By Derek Davis

THE search for a loanee continues despite the impending return of Richard Naylor from injury.

Naylor is hoping to play for the Blues reserves, possibly as early as Tuesday in the Suffolk Premier Cup against Lowestoft, after recovering from a toe injury.

Magilton insisted he is still keen to bring in at least one loan player and revealed he has been frustrated in his attempts to land two Middlesbrough players.

After missing out on winger Adam Johnson who went to Watford, Town would like to land defender Andrew Davies who has been linked with a loan move to Hull City, although Norwich City are also keen to sign him.

Magilton said: “Andrew Davies is someone else I like and if he doesn't go to Hull he would be one I like to bring in.

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“Adam Johnson was another and we got a phone call about him but he has gone to Watford.

“There is huge competition among championship clubs for any Premier League footballer that becomes available.”

Magilton had also tried to land Villa defender Gary Cahill before he agreed a loan move to Sheffield United.

He said: “Gary is someone we looked at trying to get in. We never really thought he would be allowed to go out on loan from Aston Villa but it happened quickly.

“We still have feelers out for players and we have people aware of our interest.

“There have not been many lads leave the Premiership clubs but when they do it happens quickly and usually in the same area.”

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