UPDATED: Still reveals he is closing in on a brace of transfer targets

Hatters boss John Still has revealed he is still on the trail of two players in the lead up to the end of the transfer window, writes Mark Wood.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 22nd August 2013, 8:55 pm
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Action from Pompey vs Yeovil Town at Fratton Park.
Paul Benson celebrates pulling one back for Pompey.

Picture: Steve Reid (124184-050)
29/12/12_SPORT Action from Pompey vs Yeovil Town at Fratton Park. Paul Benson celebrates pulling one back for Pompey. Picture: Steve Reid (124184-050)

Swindon Town striker Paul Benson is known to be one of the Town targets, but Still was tight-lipped on his other prize, having trailed them both since the close season.

And he’s hoping that the impending closure of the market will help to hasten the activity of both ins and outs at Kenilworth Road.

And he’s hoping that the impending closure of the market will help to hasten the activity of both ins and outs at Kenilworth Road.

Still said: “There’s still ongoing things in a couple of directions. Things really that have been left over since pre-season almost. These are two things that we were trying to do that we’ve stayed on and for various reasons it hasn’t happened. In both cases not a problem with the players, but two players that we’d like to come and want to come.

“But it’s not as easy as that because there’s other clubs involved in it. From during pre-season, two more players we’d like. We have players available that we feel should move on but they haven’t moved on yet, but the transfer window’s coming up and sometimes it kicks people a little bit so we’ll wait and see.

“I’m pretty hopeful one if not both might happen. I’m pretty hopeful, but we’ll see.”

And Still also believes the impending closure of the transfer market could finally see the transfer-listed trio of Lathaniel Rowe-Turner, Scott Rendell and Arnaud Mendy depart.

On whether there had been any movement, he added: “Not really, but the window’s coming up so I think that might do a couple of things for us. Snoop and Scott Rendell are really, really good lads, great lads and they deserve to be playing so I’m hoping something happens for them.

“The situation with Mendy was slightly different, that was a discipline thing, so for him he needs to try and find somewhere where his career can keep going and not stand still for a while, but we will have to wait and see.”