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Murrall "very confident" embargo will be lifted on Monday
SWINDON Town general manager Steve Murrall says the club are “very confident” that the Football League will remove the embargo in place at the County Ground on Monday.
The Robins are understood to have four players lined up, including Tottenham youngsters Cristian Ceballos and Dean Parrett, another midfielder from Spurs and an experienced striker currently on the books of a Premier League club, should they be given the green light to dip into the emergency loan market - which closes in less than a fortnight.
Murrall confirmed that targets have been identified and action will be quickly taken to bring those individuals to Wiltshire once the reins have been loosened by the authorities.
Murrall even went so far as to suggest that signings could be made in time for the trip to fellow League One promotion contenders Yeovil on Tuesday.
“After a very long couple of weeks of resolving the embargo issue we are very confident that everything is now in place to remove the embargo on Monday to allow us to move forward,” he told the Advertiser.
“There were unseen issues that had to be resolved and, although we’d expected on a daily basis to have those issue resolved, we are now finally at stage where we can look forward to having the embargo lifted.
“We do have certain targets that have been identified and we will be approaching them immediately as soon as the embargo is lifted, we aim to sign them before Tuesday.”
Town have paid off all those clubs to whom outstanding sums of money were owed in loan fees or transfer payment instalments - including Norwich and Shrewsbury - and were believed to have satisfied the League in this respect early this week.
However, the “unseen issues” to which Murrall referred have prevented the Football League from being in a position to lift the embargo, which has now been hanging over the Robins for several weeks.