Barker expecting slow deal in striker hunt

Last updated : 24 July 2022 By Millersmad

Despite the Advertiser reporting talks were happening today, Barker wasn't hopeful of a Monday unveiling.

"I would be amazed if a move happens in the next few days. Things have been pretty slow with this. When you're talking about loans, you've got to get the player onside, the agent onside and the parent club onside, Plus, obviously, it has to be the right deal for us."

"There are a lot of things that have to happen before the deal is made."

With the season kicking off next weekend, Barker was asked if we could see a new striker in by then.

"I would hope so, Would I expect it? Hope and expectation are two different things."

"You're allowed to bring on five substitutes next season so in terms of strength in depth I would like someone in. Whether it will happen I'm not sure." he added.