Date: 1st September 2014 at 3:52pm
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Manager James Beattie has said he’s expecting a business transfer window deadline day.

Speaking to the Official Site the gaffer has admitted that there may be some comings and goings at the club, but he did caveat that by saying the real work will begin when the loan window reopens in a week’s time.

‘I think once this transfer window closes our transfer window will open as, after tomorrow, the clubs will know who they have permanently and it may free up some players that we can possibly get our hands on for next to nothing or nothing at all as this is the market we are in.’

Beattie goes on to say that he’s optimistic he will be able to pull off some loan deals to strengthen us given the contacts he has, but with budgets to be aware of it does mean freeing up spaces and maybe letting one or two players go – but unfortunately that’s the game and that’s how he has to wheel and deal in the market, so that is what he’ll be looking at this afternoon and evening, so whilst arrivals may be unlikely, depending on what happens, they can’t be ruled out and he won’t do that as you just never know.

‘I’m optimistic about what we can achieve in the loan market and I have been calling in a few favours from my friends in football and speaking to a few clubs and there are players we can get who will definitely come in and improve our team.’

Moving back to departures for a minute as he ended the interview, he admitted that Bury had made a five figure bid for Kal Naismith last week, but he’s very hopeful he can keep the core of the squad together as the deadline passes – but ultimately it depends on what clubs offer and then it’s down to the chairman.

‘If someone makes an approach it’s down to the chairman, obviously I do not want to see my best players go. I haven’t got that many players to start with, but I will not stand in the way of a young player’s career as that’s what happened to me. And the chairman has got to do what is right for the club.’