Dons want to do more business before the window closes

A striker and defender remain on the list for Russell Martin

Monday, 25th January 2021, 12:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 12:20 pm
Striekr Charlie Brown signed from Chelsea earlier in the window

After adding two more players to the squad over the weekend, Russell Martin says he still wants another striker and defender before the end of the window.

Harry Darling and Matt O'Riley signed for the club since Dons' 3-1 win over Fleetwood on Tuesday night, joining Charlie Brown and Warren O'Hora, and the loan signing of Ethan Laird from Manchester United as players to have joined in January. Dons have also extended the contracts of Andrews Surman and Fisher.

However, with Carlton Morris, Ste Walker, Richard Keogh, Baily Cargill and George Williams leaving the club this month too, Russell Martin wants to add bodies at both ends of the pitch before the month is out.

"We’ve lost Carlton and signed Charlie but that’s not a like-for-like so I feel we're a bit light at that end of the pitch. The rest is losing George defensively we could do with another body there.

"We are in the mix and the hunt for the players we want. We have to keep on top of things and keep spinning plates, make sure we're aware of everything going on, and we have plans if we don’t get the ones we want.

"We're in the last week now, and things hot up, when opportunities come up when maybe you've hit brick walls. We have to be ready for anything and everything and hopefully by the end we'll have strengthened where we wanted to."

"I hope we won't go late. We’ve planned and prepare. I’ll be making 67 calls a day and it might end up being the same again! I hope not. I hope we can all sit there happy with the work we've done!"