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Tis on the impact of the January Transfer Window

MK Dons boss admits he'd prefer there to be no winter window...

24 January 2019

Paul Tisdale says he is looking forward to the January Transfer Window being over but that won’t stop the MK Dons manager from making more moves this month.

Tisdale has made one new signing since the transfer window opened on New Year’s Day and has revealed that he is still looking to add to his side between now and 11pm next Thursday.

However, if given the choice, the Dons boss says he’d prefer if there were no mid-season transfer window and is counting down the days until the deadline passes.

“It muddles everything,” Tisdale said in his Thursday press conference. “I'd be more than happy not to have [a January Transfer Window] and go from the first day to the last day, and let the coaches coach.

“You work so hard through the summer and August is a pickle because you've already started the season but you get through it and you settle, and everyone is happy.

“It's not just about what we're looking to do, it's everyone – every agent, every club. The variables are so many, you cannot keep control. You never know what's around the corner. It's all crystal ball stuff.

“Everything is a considered appraisal - risk management, improving things and looking to the future.

“It's great if you have a need to really change things. We've got a good team. Can we improve it? If we sign someone, we do, if we don't, I'm happy with what I've got.”

Despite not being a fan of the window, Tisdale is still looking to bolster his squad this month and provided the following update when asked about the potential for arrivals in the coming days.

In terms of adding to his side, Tisdale provided the following: “I hope so, but until it is done, I don't want to jinx it. We haven't signed anyone else yet.

“We're looking at all the options. Some we'll be successful with, some we won't. We will do everything we can to make the best of the situation.”

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