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Manager on Transfer Deadline Day

31 January 2014

Manager Karl Robinson is still hopeful of strengthening his MK Dons squad before the close of January Transfer Window.

Football Clubs in England have until 11pm tonight to sign players before the transfer window slams shut until the summer and Dons boss Robinson confirmed to MK Dons Player on Thursday that he is looking to do business.

Robinson has already completed one signing, the loan capture of defender Jordan Spence until the end of the season, and the 33-year-old admits he is still keen to add to his side but does concede the two deals that he admitted to yesterday are now looking unlikely.

Speaking to BBC Three Counties Radio, Robinson said: “I put two bids in for players (yesterday) but one of them now looks to be going to the Championship. We could compete with the fee but we just couldn’t compete with the wages. There’s still a possibility because I don’t believe anything is completed yet so we’ll just have to see.

“I also bid for a striker and it was accepted but then we discovered that he had played for three teams already this season so we had to pull out of that deal immediately. It wasn’t a massive fee but he was a really good player.

“There’s another centre back I might have a look at but I’ll probably go into competition with a few teams for him. We’ll see how competitive we want to be because he’s a very good player.

“It’s not as if we’re not trying and I can see how it may look because frustration lies in us all; purely and simply because we care for the Football Club.”

Another factor to bear in mind as the window draws to a close, are players currently at the Club who are out of contract at the end of the season and Robinson also revealed to the press that several of his players have been offered new deals.

“We offered Shaun Williams an improved contract before he left. We’ve also offered Stephen one too, along with (Darren) Potter, (Ben) Reeves and a number of players. 

“We’ll just wait and see, there’s an awful lot of work still to be done.”

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