SWINDON Town boss Mark Cooper says that he would like to bring in three more players ahead of their trip to Bradford City in a fortnight’s time.

Although the transfer window slams shut this evening, Cooper knows that the emergency loan window will open in seven days giving him plenty of time to get his squad in shape.

Over the course of the summer, Cooper has managed to draft in defenders Brad Smith, Josh Lelan and Jordan Turnbull as well as midfielders Anton Rodgers and Jake Reeves, all for varying lengths of time.

While an injury crisis is hovering over SN1 presently, a patched up squad managed a 1-1 draw with Coventry on Saturday. Again the Town chief says that he won’t make any rash decisions when attempting to inject fresh blood into the squad.

“You’ve seen that the depth of the squad is not enough,” Cooper told the Advertiser. “In League One there are going to be spells when you are going to play Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday-Tuesday depending on cup runs and things like that.

“If we stay as we are ,we are not going to have enough players, so it is important that we recruit.

“We won’t just sign anyone because we are desperate for a player – they have to fit in to our financial structure and fit in to how we do things. I think that we would need at least two, maybe three.”

Despite knowing that the squad is stretched to the limit, the Town chief was light-hearted when asked what would constitute good day’s shopping.

He joked: “I want a loaf of bread, two tins of beans.

“No listen we are hopeful of getting a couple of players in so let’s see what happens.”

Cooper did manage to strengthen his squad prior to Saturday’s draw in bringing back Lelan for another month from Derby County, while Reeves has signed a short-term deal until January following his release from Brentford.

On the Reeves signing Cooper said: “He has been on our radar because he wasn’t featuring at Brentford.

“He fits into the way that we play, he is technically very good and a good little footballer.”