Burley in No Rush
Wednesday, 16th May 2001 10:33
Town manager George Burley has said he is in no rush for new signings. Recent weeks have seen a plethora of names mentioned in connection with Town, but the manager says that no signing is imminent.
The Blues boss said: "Once transfer deadline day passed we couldn't bring in anybody else, but we have continued to look at players and we will follow that up. There are no imminent signings but we expect to bring in a couple of new faces in the summer."
Mike Salmon has signed a new one-year deal with Town. The keeper will remain with the Blues until 2002 and plays in tonight's reserve game at Arsenal (KO 6pm). His signing may renew speculation about Keith Branagan's future. A couple of weeks back Bolton were linked with a move for their former keeper.
As expected, this evening will be the last game in a Town shirt for Sean Friars. The Northern Ireland U21 captain has failed to make any impression on the first team this season and leaves Portman Road having played in just one first team game, the 2-1 win over Crewe two seasons ago when he came on as sub. He also leaves with a bit of a cloud hanging over him after his recent driving exploits.
Dutch and Irish clubs are reported to be amongst those interested in the winger.
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