DAVID Flitcroft believes the deadline-day signing of Rollin Menayese has added a significant new option to his defensive unit ahead of the club's League Two promotion push to the end of the season.

Centre-back Menayese arrived on a loan deal from League One Bristol Rovers until the conclusion of the campaign yesterday as Flitcroft boosted his backline numbers.

The Town boss, who still has injury worries over defender Chris Hussey and midfielders Donal McDermott and Amine Linganzi, said: "We've been waiting to see what Bristol Rovers were doing with Rollin.

"I felt we needed some mobility and he's got the size and the power. He gives me a good option.

"If Rollin performs and plays well and there is a need for him, then he will play.

"Now the window is shut I feel everyone is on board and wants to be here. I'm delighted going forward."

Flitcroft revealed McDermott requires surgery as he continues to be plagued by problems that have kept him out of the squad since before Christmas.

"It is a frustrating one for Donal McDermott,'' added the Town boss.

"He's got a hernia so he's going to need surgery. It will be two/three weeks."

"Amine Linganzi is driving on but we've had one or two complications with Chris Hussey. It is taking longer than we wanted. We're desperate to get him fit."

Deadline day also saw midfielder John Goddard and James Brophy end their time at the County Ground and they departed with a warm tribute from the Town boss.

Goddard signed for League Two rivals Stevenage and Brophy returned to National League Leyton Orient permanently for undisclosed fees.

"I'm really glad for the lads that they've moved on to progress their careers,'' added Flitcroft.

"Johnny G was the ultimate professional and Brophy found a home at Orient. Two really good lads.

"(Goalkeeper) Will Henry will go out on loan and it is right for him and right for the club."