Every morning, arising before the sun has risen, I can’t help checking the football pages on the internet.
I desperately search for any news that might bring a wry smile to my face, those oft searched for words confirming that the Hatters have made a January transfer window purchase or, indeed, have managed to loan somebody for the remainder of the season.
But, unfortunately, any aspirations have yet to come to fruition.
With the transfer window having been open for two weeks, we’ve struggled to find any hint of speculation, relating to Luton Town, that could result in a deal being struck.
Unless something is going on behind the scene, a stalemate has been reached with any negotiations not having produced the results we’d hoped for.
Of course, I realise the Hatters don’t have the financial clout other clubs in the Championship have, that, I’m afraid, is the reality of the situation.
The gaffer confirmed just as much in the aftermath of the Birmingham City defeat, with Jones quoted by The BBC as having remarked;
“We’re under enormous financial restrictions in terms of attracting people to the football club and that’s the truth.”
Also, enticing somebody to join a team facing a relegation fight isn’t the most attractive selling point laid on the table during any negotiations.
But, with the transfer window open for another two weeks, let’s hope there is time to find a couple of players that can make that vital difference as we seek to retain our Championship status.
Well, sadly, we know what fate probably awaits us.
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