Harrogate Town not finished yet in January transfer window

Harrogate Town have been particularly active during the January transfer window.

Monday, 1st February 2021, 6:08 pm
Updated Monday, 1st February 2021, 6:31 pm
Not done yet: Harrogate Town manager Simon Weaver. Pictures: Matt Kirkham

Having added no fewer than six new faces to his squad since the turn of the year, Sulphurites manager Simon Weaver said that it would take a "standout player" to become available to tempt him back into the market this month.

But, the League Two outfit are set to unveil another signing before the end of transfer deadline day (Monday).

Harrogate have already brought in striker Josh March, winger Josh McPake, midfielder William Hondermarck and left-back Mitchell Roberts on loan, while snapping up wideman Simon Power and versatile defender Jay Williams on permanent contracts.

Republic of Ireland under-21 international Simon Power was the Sulphurites' sixth signing of the January transfer window.

And these recent acquisitions will be joined by another newcomer as Weaver completes a mid-season overhaul of the squad which earned the club promotion from the National League last summer.

"I very much doubt there will be anything else happening today apart from this one," the Town chief revealed.

In terms of outgoings, centre-half Kevin Lokko and left-winger Tom Walker remain poised to leave on loan, with a host of National League teams said to have enquired after the pair's services.

But, with fifth and sixth-tier clubs still to vote on whether to continue or terminate the 2020/21 campaign, it remains to be seen whether or not the out-of-favour Harrogate duo will end up having anywhere to move on to.

"We're just waiting on the outcome of the National League meeting on whether to continue with their season," Weaver added.

"There's been plenty of interest in both Kevin and Tom and I hope for their sake that National League clubs decide to play on. It would be good for these lads to be able to go and play football."