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WITH transfer deadline day approaching, Argyle manager Derek Adams continues to remain tight-lipped about any possible incomings at Home Park.
The window shuts on Monday, February 1 at 11pm, and the former Ross County boss admitted that he was still open to the possibility of bringing players in - but only if they fit the mould he is looking for.
Adams has already added the season-long addition of defender Jordan Forster, who arrived on loan from Scottish club Hibernian.
"We've got a very good squad as it is and if we can add to that it will make us even stronger,” said Adams. “We're looking to add but they've got to be the right type of player that's going to benefit us going into the last 18 games. After the transfer window we've still got the loan service that we can use so we can be a bit more relaxed.”
Crystal Palace midfielder Hiram Boateng played 19 games for Argyle earlier in the season before picking up an ankle ligament injury during the 2-0 home win against Morecambe on October 31.
Boateng made his return playing 70 minutes in Palace's under-21 side as they lost 2-1 to Bristol City and then completing the full 90 in a 3-3 draw with Millwall in which he assisted Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong from a free-kick.
Since his return to Palace, Adams has been continually asked about whether the 20-year-old may return to Home Park. When asked the latest, Adams said: “I'm not sure yet, I've not heard anything from Crystal Palace but we'll wait and see.
“We just need to take in people with a wee bit more experience because we've got a young enough squad as it is. If we can do that it will help them towards the end of the season.”
While the door may remain ajar to incoming signings, Derek is not expecting any of his players to be leaving. Two players have left the club on loan - Lee Cox rejoining fellow League 2 side Stevenage and forward Deane Smalley joining ex-Pilgrim Warren Feeney at Newport County – but Adams believes that will be that, and is not expecting fellow club bosses to be calling him.
"I've told them [the players are] not for sale,” said Derek. “We're at the top of the table and nobody is going to be stupid enough to ask me to let one of my players go.
“I wouldn't do that to anyone who is sitting at the top of the table. I think managers are bright enough not to phone me.”