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The Cobblers boss on working with the January transfer window open

4 January 2019

Keith Curle says he is in no rush to make January additions, as he believes getting recruitment right takes precedence over any haste.

"From day one I have come in to the club with the task of trying to improve all aspects of the first team squad including of course the results and the performance levels and that does not change whether the transfer window is open or closed," he said, speaking after the New Year's Day game at Forest Green Rovers.

"This is not a one transfer window rush. January can often be a difficult time to recruit, we have planned for January and moving forwards and if and when there are people out there who can improve the squad, and if they are the right type of character and if the deal is right for the club, then we will bring them in.

"What I won't do is rush and bring in any player we have not done our homework on or someone I am not familiar with. Given the position we are in as a football club, the transition we are making, anyone who comes in has to be of the right ability, the right character and the right type of person.

"On the other side of the coin, if there are players in our squad who are not playing regularly, they’ll be wanting game time and I fully understand that. No one will be forced out of the door, but if there are deals that are right for me, right for the club and right for the players, then they’ll happen.

"Our overall aim is to improve the squad, improve the results and improve the performances and our work is always with that in mind."

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