Duffy in talks over move

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STAGS have said that striker Rob Duffy could be leaving the club as they prepare for tomorrow’s tough trip north to Darlington.

Duffy, with five goals to his name this season after two decent campaigns, has already spoken to BSBP rivals Grimsby Town and has another club tailing him too.

Duffy completes a three-match suspension tomorrow and manager Duncan Russell said: “Rob was granted permission to speak to Grimsby at the weekend but didn’t come to an agreement over personal terms.

“It is not definitely over, though, and I am waiting a call from their manager.

“Another club is also interested in him so we will see what happens.”

Russell is still hard at work chasing new faces during the current transfer window and said: “I am still hopeful we can get someone in this week before the Wrexham game on Saturday.

“There are another couple of enquiries too but you can’t do these things overnight as you are talking to players and then to agents and then have to wait for agents to talk to the players before you speak to them again.

“We will keep trying but if the right players are not available for the right price then we won’t bring anyone in for the sake of it.”

Rhys Day and Tom Naylor are both in tomorrow night’s squad after injury but Adam Smith and Matt Somner won’t be risked and it is hoped they will be fit for the weekend.

Russell must once again choose between keepers Kevin Pilkington and reserve Neil Collett, who kept a clean sheet on Saturday, away to the Quakers, who are five games unbeaten and will be without the suspended Tommy Smith.