Jim Bentley hopes to keep goalkeeper Scott Davies at the Globe Arena
SHRIMPS' boss Jim Bentley says he is exploring every possible avenue in his bid to keep goalkeeper Scott Davies at the Globe Arena.
The Fleetwood keeper’s loan spell ends after Saturday's clash with Stevenage but Bentley says he wants to keep him for longer with Barry Roche ruled out for the season.
Finances remain the main stumbling block however, with Bentley admitting that he may have to look to "wheel and deal'' once the loan market opens up again this week.
He said: “I’d like to keep Scott but there’s other little issues, finances being the main thing.
“He’s keen to stay, he’s really enjoyed his time here, he’s done well for us and we love him here.
“He’s fitted in with the group well, the staff like him and the fans certainly do too.
“Barry’s injury is for the rest of the season and we’ve got Andreas Arestidou but we need another ‘keeper.
“Scott ticks all the right boxes but we haven’t got an open jar of money or a blank cheque that means we can just go and spend money willy nilly, we can’t do it.
“We’ll try our best but it’ll have to come from a bit of wheeling and dealing.
“One or two people might have to go for people to come in. That’s the way it is, I’m not going to moan about it but I do want to freshen the squad up.
“We’ve got young (Chris) Doyle out at the moment who’s doing well at Chorley but I think there might be one or two others just to give us the finances to bring one or two in and certainly Scott Davies is one I want to keep.”