Thorn admits to loan deal frustration

Last updated : 30 September 2011 By Covsupport News Service/RD

As Andy Thorn prepares to take his Coventry City side to Oakwell, Barnsley on Saturday, he has admitted that he tried to take on loan Manchester United midfielder Danny Drinkwater, but he went to Barnsley instead.

Thorn has said he would like to get one,or possibly two  players in on loan, but with finances so tight at the club, he is finding the task nigh on impossible.

In an ideal world Thorn would like to find an experienced player to help mentor his younger players, but they are proving far to expensive as will be as elusive and even the younger generation of Premier league players who are available for loan are on wages higher than Coventry can afford to pay.

Thorn was asked by the CT is there is an imminent deal to sign a player on loan, he admitted, “I honestly don’t know. We liked the boy Drinkwater and that never happened. He’s a good player and it proves how well the loan system can work for you but I have got big belief in the players we have got here.  

"I am interested in a couple of others but once competition comes in you are blown out of the water by wealthier clubs. It’s not an excuse and we will keep going and trying to improve because I have every confidence in the lads who are giving me absolutely everything.”