Jim may venture into loan market

JIM Magilton is ready to dip back into the loan market when the window reopens on Thursday.The Blues boss has injury worries in midfield and defence while he will also be short of strikers next week so he is looking to take advantage of the 'emergency' loan system.

By Derek Davis

JIM Magilton is ready to dip back into the loan market when the window reopens on Thursday.

The Blues boss has injury worries in midfield and defence while he will also be short of strikers next week so he is looking to take advantage of the 'emergency' loan system.

Gavin Williams, with a pelvic problem, and Owen Garvan, struggling with a knee injury, along with a Gary Roberts suspension, has left Magilton light in midfield, although he has George O'Callaghan, Matt Richards and Darren Currie to call on.


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Alan Lee is suspended for the next two weeks and while Jon Walters can play against Leicester on Saturday, he is cup-tied for the FA Cup (sponsored by e.on) game at Watford the following Saturday.

At the back he has no one over 6ft tall and Fabian Wilnis is the latest injury doubt with a swollen foot, although it is not broken.

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Magilton said: “There may well be a loan coming in but we will be guided by how Gavin is and with suspensions, which could make us light.

“I'm not going out specifically to find someone but after the January window there could well be a few disgruntled young men in the Premier League who fancy a game.

“We will be aware of situations and we could well try and get someone in as the need arises.”

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