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Notts County trialists await Chris Kiwomya's judgement

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Kiwomya to decide on player signings (©GettyImages)
Kiwomya to decide on player signings (©GettyImages).

With Chris Kiwomya looking to strengthen his squad for the upcoming season, could we see an influx of new players this transfer window?

The trialists at Meadow Lane are set to receive news regarding their futures in the coming days after a summer training with the Magpies. 

Matthew Barnes-Homer and a select group of hopefuls have been scrutinised alongside the current squad over the past months, Kiwomya no doubt assessing whether the players can adapt to slot into his plans for the club.

He said: "We're looking at one or two of the trialists and hopefully we can try to do something. 

"But we need to sit down and make sure it's financially viable first of all."

The side has already been strengthened most recently by the signing of ex-Charlton Athletic striker Danny Haynes. 

The former FA Youth Cup winner joined fellow County new-boys Mustapha Dumbuya and Andy Haworth.

"I'd like to have more," he added, "but we've got to be careful with the Financial Fair Play and everything," added Kiwomya.

However, despite his big ambitions, the manager was quick to reassure fans that he had total trust in the current squad.

"We're just looking at what the budget can afford. If we have to go on with what we've got, that's not a problem."

Barnes-Homer looks to be one of the more attractive prospects, scoring 21 in 42 games for current club, Macclesfield Town. 

And, especially after his appearance against Galatasaray on Tuesday, Kiwomya also seems to have identified the 27-year-old, remarking: "He had a good goalscoring record last season and we're always looking for goalscorers."

Former Tottenham midfielder and free agent Dean Parrett also has potential at the East Midlands side. 

Playing for Queens Park Rangers and Spurs in his youth, the 21-year-old has enjoyed loan spells at Aldershot, Plymouth Argyle, Charlton Athletic, Yeovill and Swindon also netting four times for the England U19 side.

The primary consideration for the manager at the current time seems to be his budget, but Kiwomya seems determined that financial restrictions will not hold back his side's dreams of a top of the table finish. 

 

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