Northampton Town manager Aidy Boothroyd has confirmed the club are hoping to make two signings on transfer deadline day.
And the Cobblers are hoping to see two players exit Sixfields, although only on loan, with forwards Louis Moult and Lewis Wilson on standby for loan spells that Boothroyd hopes will help them gain some goalscoring form.
But it is understood there is likely to be no further departures from the club, which means leading goalscorer Adebayo Akinfenwa - for whom there has been interest from Gillingham but who trained with the squad as normal on Thursday - will remain at Northampton beyond the end of the window.
Boothroyd is confident the emphasis will be put on incoming rather than outgoing transfers on deadline day, although he is aware the window for loan signings re-opens in a week’s time.
“I’m hoping that we can bring a couple in but as is the nature of these things they are never cut and dried,” he said. “You think you’ve agreed something and then somebody wants to save some money.
“We’re ready. I’ve got the backing of the chairman to go and do what I’d like to do and it’s just a matter of staying patient, biting our lip when we need to and hopefully we can get some business done.
“It could be a permanent deal or a loan deal depending on the clubs the players are at so it’s a ‘watch this space’ one because we might have to go after different targets.
“We might have to wait a week for the loan window to open but I’d like to have them in for the game at Rotherham on Saturday if we can.”
Boothroyd has revealed there is significant interest in both Moult and Wilson, who enjoyed a very good loan spell with county club Kettering Town before Christmas, and that he wants the duo to get some regular games to nurture their goalscoring habits.
“If we get a couple in I would certainly like to get Louis Moult and Lewis Wilson out to play some football because they are players I do think a lot of,” he said.
“They are players who will score goals wherever they go and goalscorers need a run in the team, which they haven’t really had that yet.
“We have had a lot of interest in those two so they may get a chance to go out and play some football and get some experience.”