GT updates on Gayle, loans and Mark Wright
Graham Turner met with the press this morning for his normal pre-match press conference and a few interesting points came out.
The first is that Cameron Gayle’s loan from West Bromwich Albion will be extended until the end of the season. It is on a youth loan which has extra flexibility which will allow him to return to WBA and play in their reserves if needed.
So far Cameron has played 5 games for Town and has looked a tidy addition to the Town defence. It’s a welcome boost to the squad ahead of Saturday’s crunch game with Hartlepool United at the Greenhous Meadow:”Cameron is coming on a youth loan until the end of the season which means he is available for us when we want him. He’ll train with us and be eligible for our first team but if he hasn’t played in our first team then he will go and play for West Brom’s reserves.
“He played this week for them down at Arsenal against a very strong Arsenal team and games like that will do him the world of good, and West Brom see it as good progress for him to stay here.
“He has got a lot of potential and from our point of view he is versatile, can play anywhere across the back, he’s played left-back and right-back for us and I’ve also seen him play at centre-back for West Brom’s reserves.”
With the addition of Yado Mambo, Stephen McGinn and Dave McAllister over the last couple of weeks has seen Town’s squad grow in numbers.
Turner has spoken that he is willing to allow a few of the existing squad out on loan if the right clubs come up:”We’ve sent a circular out to other clubs to say we have a number of players who we will consider allowing out on loan.
“We have a case with say Joe Anyon who has been very patient behind Chris Weale but hasn’t had that many options in the first team. He was has been training well and played well in the reserves and we can let a goalkeeper out on a 24 hour recall so if anything did happen to Chris we could call him back instantly.
“It would be nice for Joe to get some games and he is keen to find the right club to do that at, but we can keep control of the move due to the recall regulations.
“Obviously we’ve taken in two midfield players so that means we’ve got other players who would be allowed out if the right club was to come in and we’ll see what transpires during the January window.”
On the injury front there is good news with Ryan Doble getting the all clear to step up his training, but there was further bad news for Mark Wright who has picked up a fresh knee injury:”Mark had another scan and this has revealed he has done damage to another part of his knee and will be missing for another several weeks.
“It is an unfortunate one as he was just taking part in the warm up ready for the full training session and did it then.“