David Holdsworth wants to strengthen if injuries bite again at Lincoln City
Lincoln City manager David Holdsworth says he could be forced into the loan market if injuries decimate his squad again.
Reluctant to extend the Imps' finances and with the club's injury crisis easing, Holdsworth declined to make any deadline day moves before the transfer window slammed shut last night.
The City boss will be free to strengthen his side when the loan window opens in a week's time.
He can also sign players on permanent deals from leagues below the Blue Square Bet Premier.
10% OFF the latest colours. Call us by the 24th June to book and mention this voucher when you call. All initial consulations are FREE.
Terms: Book by the 24th June to receive this offer can be taken until 30/9/2013. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. see in salon for further T's & C's
Contact: 01522 305497
Valid until: Monday, June 24 2013
And Holdsworth concedes he will be forced into action if injuries bite again.
"With the injuries we've had, if we have those again, we'll certainly have to look at the situation," said Holdsworth, whose side are due to travel to Braintree tomorrow.
"I'm keen not to spend funds we don't have and ask those questions.
"But it's frustrating because if we do get injuries, it's very difficult.
"Chris Bush (on loan from Gateshead) will be departing after the game on Saturday so we've really got to look at our defensive cover. It is a concern.
"It would be nice to have 18/19 players available, but some days we are training with very few players and that has been the hardest part.
"But we can't have things all our own way and we don't live in an ideal world."
While the Imps remained inactive on transfer deadline day, their rivals in the bottom half of the table were busy adding to their squads.
But Holdsworth added: "I can't determine what other clubs can do.
"If other clubs have got the finance to go out and strengthen, then good luck to them.
"I can only deal with what I've got."