Cotterill scours Premiership
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Burnley manager Steve Cotterill has turned to The Premiership for new signings.
Burnley manager Steve Cotterill has turned to The Premiership as he seeks to bolster his threadbare squad.
The Clarets have a squad of just 17 to choose from and, with the transfer window closing in two weeks, the former Cheltenham boss confirmed that he has been in talks with Premiership managers regarding prospective signings.
He told the club's official website: "I was on the phone to a Premiership manager this morning (Saturday) and we may have to take a couple of young kids in.
"I've spoken to 10 Premiership managers so far and in the next week a lot of the players will know their fate, whether they're going to be in the team or not and how far down the pecking list they are this season.
"We're just hoping a few of them call back because we definitely need to strengthen."
Cotterill used a similar transfer policy last season and he will hope that any new recruits follow the example of last season's loan signings.
Gary Cahill, Peter Whittingham and Richard Duffy, signed from Aston Villa and Portsmouth respectively, were all valuable members of a team who staved off any threat of relegation.