Tel Remains Confident Of Getting His Man

Last updated : 12 January 2006 By Stray Shots Team
The Aldershot News have reported that Shots boss Terry Brown has been in talks with a League club, and still hopes the striker — widely believed to be Wycombe Wanderers' Jonny Dixon — will be at the Recreation Ground by the weekend.

He told the paper, “I'd like to think it'll happen this week, I'd really be happy if it did as I would like to get a couple in prior to next Tuesday.

“I've not pressed the panic button yet, it isn't dependent on anything we do, it's dependent on pro clubs getting the players they want, if that happens we'll move lower down the feeding chain and be all right.

“It is out of my hands, we've put offers in for a couple of boys, one on a loan and one on a transfer. We had a provisional agreement but until those pro- sides get in, they won't be getting out,” explained Brown.

Frustrating times indeed, as the boss is forced to play the waiting game for his targets while the League clubs to get players in, Brown is also working on getting some of his own players out — namely the trio of tansfer listed players.

Ahmed Deen, Tarkan Mustafa and Tobi Jinadu are all up for sale or loan.

“I'm still trying to raise some money, and get the three boys we've listed out. That's coming along reasonably well, but until that happens I can't get anyone in.

“I'm a bit frustrated at the minute, I had hoped to get another two boys in this week and I haven't so it is beginning to frustrate me,” added Brown.

It is believed that the other player Brown is targeting is one that will also be familiar to Shots fans.

Johnson Returning?
The boss is rumoured to be checking out the availability of young centre back Brett Johnson, who left the Rec in the summer for League Two side Northampton Town.

Brown is said to be keen to reclaim the youngster on loan as cover for the injury-plagued John Brough, but with several other Conference clubs chasing the 20-year-old, Brown will have to wait to see if he can get his man.

With thanks to the Aldershot News.