Doncaster Rovers: Darren Moore talks early hopes of January transfer window

Darren Moore says he wants to add ‘one or two bodies’ in the transfer window but is refusing to allow his focus to shift from Doncaster Rovers’ upcoming matches.

By Liam Hoden
Monday, 9th December 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Monday, 9th December 2019, 5:57 pm

Moore conceded that his squad is thin, with little depth at senior level, and is keen to bolster his ranks after the transfer window opens on January 1.

“Hopefully we can get one or two bodies in to help us out a bit more,” Moore said.

“Hopefully the aim will be to try to add.

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“I’d like to bring one or two in because I think we need some help.

“And hopefully by then we’ll get one or two off the treatment table and the squad will look a lot fresher and more in depth in coping with the demands.

“It looks like we’re going into the Christmas period with the squad that we’ve got but we’ll meet it head on.”

While acknowledging his desire to add to his squad next month, Moore says he is determined not to let his focus slip away from preparing his team for the matches before January 1.

New talent identification manager Adam Henshall began work at the club last week and Moore hopes he will take on much of the legwork in preparing for the transfer window.

“Right now January seems like a million miles away because there are so many games coming up before then and so many things to focus on,” he said.

“It’s great by the football club that we’ve managed to get Adam Henshall in to do some work.

“He’s working around the clock.

“It’s good for me then as a manager to then try to focus more on the team.

“There’s a staffing structure in place and that can settle down.

“There’s been a lot of things changing here since the start of the season and we keep working.

“We are looking to the January window, yes, but the January window seems a million miles away for me now because we’ve got games against Wimbledon, Accrington, Peterborough, Sunderland and Oxford.

“They are going to take our whole focus and energy before we can even get to the January window.”