Lee Clark accepts that he will unlikely be able to add to his Birmingham City squad when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.
It has been a hugely frustrating season for the Blues, who sit just four points clear of the relegation zone in the Championship standings after 19 matches. Their cause hasn’t been helped by the need to offload a number of their prized assets, with the likes of Jack Butland, Curtis Davies and Nathan Redmond moving on to raise funds.
And with a host of players, including Mitch Hancox, Lee Novak, David Murphy, Matt Green, Neal Eardley, Jonathan Spector and Akwasi Asante, currently sidelined with injury, Clark would love to bolster his ranks in January. However, the former Huddersfield Town boss admits such an option is unlikely to be available to him.
“There’ll be nothing happening,” Clark said. “It’ll be very similar to last January in terms of people having to be moved out before any players are brought in. That’s the situation now. It doesn’t matter if it changes because of injuries of suspensions because that’s the position we’re in financially. I fully understand it, I’m fully aware of it. So unless players can be moved on to bring other players in, we’ll have to stick with what we’ve got.”