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Two or Three Signings Possible Before Coventry
Two or Three Signings Possible Before Coventry
Thursday, 6th Aug 2009 10:48

Town boss Roy Keane says the Blues could sign one, two or even three players before the season starts on Sunday when Town travel to Coventry for a live Sky game (KO 12.45pm).

Keane says the club have been in negotiations regarding several possible additions to the squad: “There have been talks for a number of days with a couple of clubs about different players, but I wouldn’t like to comment on certain individuals. However, we are hopeful of signing a new player, maybe two, maybe three, in the next 48 hours.

“There are still big ifs - whether we’ll get permission to speak to these players, we have to discuss personal terms, there’s medicals involved - so there’s a long way to go on any of these deals.”

Strikers are clearly top of Keane’s wish-list with Watford’s Tamás Priskin and Sunderland’s Daryl Murphy two of the players likely to have been the subject of the talks: “You look at the goals we scored last season, I think it was 62, we need more than that - goals win games.”

Sunderland loanee Jack Colback will come into Keane’s thinking for Coventry, having joined on loan until January, not as initially believed for the full season.

The Town boss confirmed that the central midfielder will be considered for a role at the Ricoh Arena: “He’s a young player I know well. We’re looking forward to him coming down, he’ll train today and he’ll go straight into the first team squad.

“He’s a very good young player, tenacious, good energy, can tackle, he’ll do well for us.”

Town’s only new injury concern is midfielder Colin Healy, who is suffering with blisters after last week’s sessions with the army, although the former Cork City man would miss the game in any case as he has a suspension carried over from his time in the League of Ireland.

David Wright came through the reserve game at Bury without a problem, while Ben Thatcher is unlikely to be involved with the first team as yet and Pablo Couñago is sidelined with his groin problem.

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BlueVic added 10:51 - Aug 6
better hurry up. this is driving me mad.

Plumbers_Crack added 10:52 - Aug 6
Here we go, bring 'em in RK

keanotheenforcer added 10:53 - Aug 6
Priskin, Murphy and possibly Gio-now I would be very happy with those three additions.

ljkITFC added 10:53 - Aug 6
I'm really exited now, best news I've heard all week :)

B1TFC added 10:53 - Aug 6
it's all getting very exciting now, all the talk is nearly over, not quite the pre season i expected, more selling than buying, and the players bought have hardly sent shivers through the league, but this is it! the proof is in the pudding! i'll reserve any negatives until its all over and there is no chance of promotion. Until then Come on you Blues!!!!!!!

marky7itfc added 10:53 - Aug 6
Priskin ... Murphy .. .. + ????

degausser added 10:54 - Aug 6
Something is imminent, EADT have announced that they'll announce something exciting soon too! (via twitter!)

finidigeorge88 added 10:55 - Aug 6
Very good to hear, im sure they will be great additions, finally got rid of the dead wood i.e miller, shumi, as Keane says its quality not quantity and i think we are going to get it with the new signings..

haynes_is_a_ledgend added 10:57 - Aug 6
tic tok tic tok thats put this into high gear then and wip the cash out we got anothe lol bring it on town we have got this if we can get the signings

hussey1969 added 10:58 - Aug 6
might stop the moaners now

Clemcc added 11:00 - Aug 6
why hasnt no one mentioned Jermaine Beckford from Leeds??? - on transfer list and scored hatful of goals!! no one snapped him up yet!!!

up_the_town added 11:08 - Aug 6
what about david nugent he might come and play for rk.

steve01777 added 11:09 - Aug 6
Sky sports (google this) says that Priskin is close to being a Town player would be nice to have Gio on board as well but heh cant be too greedy can we

Ross added 11:10 - Aug 6
Priskin would be ace. I am quite up for a name we haven't been speculating about too. Exiting stuff!

Abbott31 added 11:11 - Aug 6
the rumour is that is one of these signings is the powerhouse frontman jack bell from cork city he has been banging the goals in this season and is a young talent although not proven at this level I feel he would be that 30 goal a season player we are looking for. He is a 17 year old target man in the mould of emile heskey but a better finisher I think he would be a better buy than any of the others who have been linked. Mark my words you heard it here first. Look him up.

MarkITFC added 11:11 - Aug 6

Cant wait to see who hes getting in.. I really really want it to me Giovani on a loan deal mayeb not for the whole season but anytime would be good enough...

Priskin i think will deffo be one as his agent has said hes interested in the move to town... Murphy would be good but pefer Priskin , get them both and i think we are more then capable of Promotion !!!

Exiting to see who we getting might get one of the back of my shirt.

If we get these 3 players that will be 9 new players in the sqaud..

bluelad7 added 11:12 - Aug 6
Ladies & Gentlemen - Let's just be patient. Things could be worse, we could have all been born with Green/Yellow blood instead of the glorious blue bestowed upon us! I for one do not mind who we get in now, but it would be nice to have Gio back. I seriously believe in what ME-RK-SC are doing and we must give them time. COME ON YOU BLUES!!

Abbott31 added 11:13 - Aug 6
jack bell mark my words he is the man to fire us to the promise land

JammyDodgerrr added 11:14 - Aug 6

Abbott31 added 11:15 - Aug 6
jack bell!

bluelad7 added 11:15 - Aug 6
Eric Gates!

Abbott31 added 11:16 - Aug 6
jack bell

ITFC_Jenx added 11:16 - Aug 6
Piskin, Murphy and Dos Santos please.

bluelad7 added 11:16 - Aug 6
ITFC_Jenx - I agree, I think that would be excellent going into Sunday

bluelad7 added 11:17 - Aug 6
Does seem strange that no-one has gone in for Beckford though

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