Date: 3rd January 2017 at 1:53pm
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As some of us took a small hiatus over the New Year period, manager Neil Harris confirmed that Gregg Wylde would be heading out on loan but no senior players would be sold this January transfer window.

With plenty of speculation as the redtops look to fill their pages, Millwall weren’t the only side to have some interesting links, but speaking to the official site ahead of the window opening on Sunday, Harris confirmed that no senior member of the first team squad would be off this month and he told fans to ignore suggestions to the opposite in the press.

‘Players that are in the team and have really contributed, they won’t be going anywhere. Any speculation that might appear regarding our players will not come to fruition. We are mounting a challenge to get back into the top six and we are looking to stay there until the end of the season.’

With senior’s defined by their first team involvement he wouldn’t however rule out some loan deals to get youngsters and other fringe players more regular action, especially for development purposes.

But again they would be loans not permanent deals.

‘A couple of players need to go out, first and foremost. Some players haven’t played much football and maybe have been out on loan or want to stay out on loan. That will enable us to free up some funds so it’s key we get those deals done. I have kept an eye out for what I feel may improve us as a squad. We are always looking for players that can come straight in and strengthen the team or players that can add to our depth.’

With only ten appearances to his name, mostly Cup and substitute showings, Gregg Wylde fell into the category of needing more game time and a loan spell was arranged for him when the window opened out at Northampton Town.

He made the move on Sunday on a standard loan basis until the end of the campaign and he won’t be able to feature for them when we face them at The Den on Good Friday – he debuted yesterday for them.

Harris explained.

‘Gregg hasn’t been involved as much as he would have liked of late and naturally he wants to play games, so this move will give him the opportunity to play regular football.’

Young goalkeeper Harry Girling also heads back to Welling United with him returning to the club last week.

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