Stevenage boss Graham Westley says the club will attempt to “balance the books” before the end of this month’s transfer window

Graham Westley

Graham Westley - Credit: Archant

Stevenage boss Graham Westley has stated any transfer activity before the end of this month’s window will be outgoings rather than new faces at the Lamex Stadium.

Boro have already signed Peterborough United pair Tom Conlon and Michael Richens and midfielder David McAllister on permanent deals this month, following successful loan spells at the club.

Thus, Westley was quick to distance himself from more inbound players but hinted there could be some movement out of the club.

Westley said: “We might get one or two going out because we need to balance the books with signing Macca (David McAllister), but we have no resources to do anything on the incoming side so expect a quiet end to the window.

“The players moving away from the club will most likely be loans just so we can balance things until the end of the season.

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“Permanent deal tend to be in the melting pot for a while so that people can organise themselves for permanent transfer but there has been nothing in the pipeline for a while so it is very much a last-minute thing I think.

“I would like to have been able to bring some new guys in but it is very much a case of resouces so we are rather restricted.”

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Westley will be regretful of the transfer situation following his announcement of a couple of long-term injuries, although he was not keen on divulging the identity of the crocked pair.

He continued: “The weekend will be a telling tale in that regard.

“The weekend’s selection will give you those answers I think.”

Westley was also coy on reported rumours that U18s defender Ryan Johnson is currently on the red side of Manchester, training with 20-time top flight champions United.

The 46-year-old offered no fresh news on the 18-year-old’s future.

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