In a chat with Leon Wobschall, Paul Warne gave his thoughts on the summers transfer window.
“It’s been the strangest one, There has been a lack of movement from the top. Maybe because of the Euros, maybe because of Covid. The whole filtering down of players hasn’t seemed to have happened. There hasn’t been loads of big loans yet."
“Even when Charlie Wyke went to Wigan, it didn’t happen at the start of the off-season, it took forever; the same with Stephen Humphrys going to Wigan. Everything has taken so long. Some of the big League One clubs go in for one player but also another five."
“You speak to the agent of one of those six and it’s: ‘Well, we’re linked to another club and the player really wants to go there.’ Everything has taken longer."
“Maybe everyone was enjoying the Euros or maybe the Premier League clubs haven’t wanted to loan out players yet because all their best players have been on international duty.
“It has been harder this year to add strength to my squad than in any other year."
Meanwhile, Warney was expecting a tough season ahead in his attempt for another immediate return to the Championship, “This does look a pretty formidable League One this year. There are quite a few teams with aspirations of doing well. I don’t want talk our aspirations down, but there are some clubs throwing real money about for players. I’ve been gazumped a couple of times. That’s fair enough.”