Bes and Jonah set for loan moves

Last updated : 08 January 2009 By Tony Scholes
Steve Jones
Steve Jones - in demand
Berisha has just ended a spell of almost five months with Norwegian club Rosenborg whilst Jones has been at Bradford City.

There has been speculation that Bes could be on his way to Denmark with AC Horsens whilst Bradford City are one of a number of clubs believed to be interested in signing Jones.

Manager Owen Coyle said of the current situation with Berisha: "There have been one or two enquiries to take Besart on loan for the remainder of the season and that is something we will look at.

"People have got to remember that he was out for a year with a career threatening injury, so he has to get games under his belt. With all due respect, he is not going to play in front of Chris Eagles or Wade Elliott at this club at the moment, so if we could get him three or four months, playing week in and week out, then he will come back in pre-season hopefully in a good state and ready to challenge for a place."

Regarding incoming players, Coyle warned us not to expect any new permanent signings. "The phones are red hot with me trying to bring in one or two to help," he said. "I will continue in that search just to give the lads a little bit of freshness and help because they have played an enormous amount of games.

"Loan players are the only way forwards because we don't have the finances to go and purchase players, it is as simple as that. People just have to recognise that money, particularly just now, is not readily available and the chairman and directors have been fantastic in putting their own money in.

"But there comes a point when people just can't keep on putting in and putting in. So we have to respect the books and keep them balanced and we are doing our best to do that."

He also re-assured fans that he's looking to keep hold of the players he has in his squad amidst speculation of moves from Premier League clubs for both Chris McCann and Chris Eagles.

He said: "Fortunately I have not had any enquiries for any of my own players and long may that continue, because we want to keep the group together."