WREXHAM’S dealings in the loan market finished last night with Dean Saunders adding Ryan Flynn to the squad, but the Dragons boss refused to rule out dipping back into the market when the window re-opens in January.
Midfielder Flynn comes into the squad from Liverpool, and follows hot on the heels of Manchester City defender Sam Williamson, who joined on loan from Manchester City on Wednesday.
Flynn and Williamson are two of seven loan signings presently at the Dragons – Angelos Tsiaklis, Ritchie De Laet, Jonathon Brown, Nathan Woolfe and Nathan Fairhurst the other five – but the Wrexham chief will lose both De Laet and Tsiaklis after the weekend as both return to their parent clubs.
Last night signalled the end for loan signings, but Saunders has not ruled out further transfer action when the window opens in the new year.
“It’s a whole different situation then isn’t it,” he said last night. “In January the window opens again and we will have to see what the situation is then.”
Both Flynn and Williamson have been cleared to play for Wrexham’s next 10 games, but Saunders insists the influx of so many loan players does not mean anyone at the club will be left out in the cold.
“Ryan (Flynn) is a really good footballer, he’s a good passer of the ball and he’s added more quality to the squad,” added Saunders.
“We are improving all the time, that is what we have to do. Liverpool have done us a huge favour and I’ve got to thank Rafa Benitez, Rick Parry and everyone at the club for making Ryan available to us.
“What I’m trying to do is improve us all the time and we’ve got a lot of players here now. But the door hasn’t been shut on anyone at the club. Just because I’ve brought in some loan players, it they’re not doing what I want them to then they won’t play and everyone at the club is the same.”
Flynn, a 20-year-old winger, who was part of Liverpool’s FA Youth Cup winning team of two years ago, was delighted at the chance to join the Dragons.
“I know the manager has been keen on me for sometime and that’s nice,” he said. “This is a great opportunity for me and one I’m really looking forward to.”
Tomorrow’s trip to Stevenage Borough will be the last time both Tsiaklis and De Laet feature for the Dragons – at least until January that is.
Saunders said: “Ritchie has done brilliant for us. The lad is due for an operation on a double hernia next week which he’s had for about two weeks, but has wanted to carry on playing for us, and not many people would want to do that knowing they had a hernia, especially when they’re only on loan.
“Angelos has played in five games for us and we’ve won four, so that says a lot. He’s a good lad, fit as a fiddle and can run all day for you and also has a great attitude as well.
“We will have a look at the situation again in January with regards to those two and just have to see what happens.”