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Russ hoping for busy end to the window

MK Dons have already made five signings this month but boss Russell Martin doesn't want to stop there...

25 January 2021

Russell Martin is still hoping to strengthen his side prior to the close of the January Transfer Window.

EFL clubs have until 11pm on Monday 1 February to complete deals before transfer activity ceases for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.

Martin and MK Dons have already made five new additions this month, including two signings this past weekend in Harry Darling and Matt O’Riley, but the boss is still looking to add to his squad in the final week of the window.

“We’re hopeful we’ll strengthen in the areas where we want to,” Martin said in his pre-match press conference ahead of Tuesday’s Sky Bet League One clash with Charlton Athletic.

“We lost Carlton [Morris] and signed Charlie [Brown] but that’s not a like for like. With losing George [Williams] defensively we could also do with another body there.

“We are in the mix for the players we want. We are keeping on top of things and keeping other plates spinning too in case we don’t get the ones we want.

“We’re in the last week now and things do tend to hot up now and things come up that maybe didn’t come through earlier. We’ve got to be ready for anything.”

He added: “We feel we are heading in the right direction and the new signings hopefully show that.

“I felt that we needed change when I came in, but we couldn’t do it completely in the summer. We needed to change what we were about, what we would stand for and our culture, and everyone has embraced that.

“With change comes a sticky period but we are on the right path. We have a real strategy in everything we do and how we want to build the club, and hopefully a lot of people are excited about what we can achieve.”

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