Lions fail in Bridges bid
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Lions have been plagued by injury problems this term, after their campaign got off to a disastrous start with a stunning opening day home defeat to Rotherham.
Neil Harris has an ankle problem, Tim Cahill is nursing a knee injury and Richard Sadlier is probably out for another month.
"I've been looking very hard to bring in new faces but, as yet, I have had no luck," confessed McGhee.
"We cannot go abroad because the transfer deadline has passed, but I have been on the phone all weekend without success so far.
"In the last week, we have tried to sign three more players but we will keep trying.
"We will bring in some new faces."
Leeds United forward Bridges represented an ambitious target, as he is hoping to fight his way into Terry Venables's plans at Elland Road.
After battling back from career-threatening injuries, the former Sunderland striker scored for the reserves recently, and is looking to push home his claims for a first team return.
A loan move would have given him some regular action, but the bid failed.
As for Upson, McGhee has confirmed he made an enquiry for the Arsenal centre back, who joined Reading on loan last week and scored in the Worthington Cup against Cambridge on Tuesday.
However, the stopper had given his word to The Royals, and did not want to back out of a temporary switch to The Madejski Stadium.