Grimsby Town: More signings on cards after Tom Naylor joins from Derby
GRIMSBY Town’s joint bosses have hinted that the signing of defender Tom Naylor may not yet signal an end to their transfer dealings.
The 21-year-old has joined the Mariners on loan from Derby County until the end of the season.
Naylor, who is predominantly a centre-half but can also play at full-back, is not available for this afternoon’s FA Trophy semi-final second leg against Dartford, but could make his debut at home to Ebbsfleet on Tuesday evening.
And after sealing a deal for the former Mansfield trainee, Paul Hurst and co-manager Rob Scott have not ruled out bringing in further reinforcements with a third of the season remaining.
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But, regardless of the position, Hurst insists quality remains the main key to success, not quantity.
“Any new players have to make the squad better and make an impact, rather than adding a body that’s never realistically going to be involved,” he said.
“If we get close to deadline days then that’s a time – depending on the health of the squad – when we may have to get someone rather than no one. But as things stand, we want to bring players in that are really going to complement the squad and not just be there if three lads go down injured – that would be the last resort.”
He added: “We’ve had a few more circulars coming through and sometimes one or two might grab your attention, but nothing has changed.
“Things change very quickly in football, though. One door closes and another opens or people’s change at the clubs they’re at, so we’ll keep persisting and keep looking.”