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Transfer Update From Chris Turner

8 January 2013

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The Proact Stadium has seen a flurry of activity over the last few days, with loan players coming and going back and a couple of signings.

Brennan Dickenson, Jay O'Shea and Liam Cooper were all due to head back to their parent clubs following the game at Wycombe Wanderers at the weekend.

The club managed to secure a permanent deal for Liam Cooper ahead of the game, but O'Shea and Dickenson have now returned to MK Dons and Brighton respectively.

Chief executive Chris Turner has confirmed that manager Paul Cook has expressed his desire to land Jay O'Shea on a permanent basis and it's something that is currently being worked on.

Speaking to Spireites Player, he said: "He [Jay O'Shea] scored a good goal, a fine goal on Saturday [against Wycombe Wanderers]. Hit the bar, and was unlucky not to score a few more goals in his spell here.

"Paul's [Cook] intimated that he wants to sign him and we'll try our best to come up with something this week if possible."

Terrell Forbes, Scott Boden, Neal Trotman and Craig Westcarr are currently placed on the transfer list and the club has received enquires.

Striker Craig Westcarr has now returned to the club following a spell at League One side Walsall, but Turner understands that the Saddlers are keen on the 27-year-old.

"I'm led to believe that Walsall want to offer him [Craig Westcarr] a deal until the end of the season, so we are working on a deal around that," Turner said.

The January transfer window often sparks debate amongst the football world and Chris Turner admits he is not a fan.

"I'm not a supporter of this transfer window system I think that it puts clubs under pressure to keep changing players and managers to get out there and sign players. There's a lot of bad decisions made in the last few days of January"

"Paul [Cook], being the new manager of the club, is obviously wanting to shape the squad. Last week the signings of Tommy Lee and Liam Cooper, two excellent players as we all know, I think that shows the ambition of the club.

"Paul's shaping his squad, he's intimated who he would like to move out We're in the business of being able to wheel and deal but we have to keep our eyes firmly fixed on the budgets to make sure that they don't get away from us."

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