Notts County ready to splash the cash – on thumbscrews!
KEITH Curle is planning to splash some cash – on thumbscrews!
The Notts County boss was left frustrated in his search for a striker to fire the club's promotion challenge in League One before the transfer window closed last night.
The Magpies tried to complete a deadline-day move for Sheffield Wednesday striker Chris O'Grady, but Barnsley hijacked the deal at the last minute.
It is the second time in four days this week Notts have lost out in the transfer market to the Tykes because ex-Swansea, Wigan and Ipswich forward Jason Scotland turned down a move to Meadow Lane to go to Oakwell.
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Curle was even more frustrated not to land Scotland because he was training with the Magpies after being released by Ipswich.
"I'm not going to tell anyone the players I want from now on because every time some other manager goes and gets them," he said.
"Jason Scotland and Chris O'Grady were two players on a list I gave to the chairman, but they have been snapped up by Barnsley. I'm frustrated because we had Jason in the door, but could not sign him.
"He was training with us and he liked the setup, the feel of the changing room and the way we want to play.
"What we need to do next time we get somebody in the door is lock it, tie them down with thumbscrews and everything and not let them out until they sign!"
Notts fans were also gutted when Southampton striker Jonathan Forte joined League One rivals Sheffield United on loan until the end of the season before the deadline.
But the Magpies could not afford to re-sign him – and with cash tight at the club Curle insists he will never waste a penny chairman Ray Trew gives him to spend.
"We're always adding players to the list if we miss out on one," he said. "We've got young players at Everton, Bolton, Arsenal and other clubs that we've looked at so we know what's out there.
"I assured the chairman that no matter what happens I respect that he has made money available and there is no way I'm going to waste a pound of it."