Nigel Clough not a fan of the transfer window... but he's ready to make the most of it to bolster Mansfield Town squad

Nigel Clough admits he's not a fan of the transfer window... but he'll be hoping to make the most of it to bolster Mansfield Town's squad.

Nigel Clough. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)
Nigel Clough. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

The Stags boss has already put together a list of potential targets as Football League clubs will be allowed to begin doing business once more from tomorrow (Monday).

"We've identified certain players we'd like to bring in and we've started work on that already," Clough said.

"There might be two or three out, two or three in. It certainly needs freshening up in certain areas and we'll keep working on that.

"We've got a lot of reasons for optimism in the next few months."

Despite his eagerness to add to his ranks, Clough confesses he doesn't believe the current transfer window model is advantageous to clubs in League Two, forcing them to be stretched financially.

He added: "I'm not a fan of transfer windows full stop. I think it still should be open all year round, especially for clubs at lower levels.

"It's not like the Premier League where you can put a 25-man squad in place and go again in January.

"I think you need much more flexibility at the lower league levels to do business, especially for loans.

"Everybody wants financial responsibility and all this does is encourage people to stock up and take more players just in case."

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