Latest League One transfer news: Hearts manager reiterates Callum Paterson interest, future of Derby striker addressed, Cowley looking to move players on

Latest League One transfer news: Hearts manager reiterates Callum Paterson interest, future of Derby striker addressed, Cowley looking to move players on

League One clubs are preparing their transfer business as the January transfer window is fast approaching.

It’s the perfect opportunity for teams to improve their squads in order to achieve their goals for the season, be it promotion, cementing their status in the third division or trying to avoid relegation to the second division.

It’s an important month that could define a season where clubs have to make big decisions about the future of players.

There were already links so we decided to take a look at the latest League One transfer news with just a few weeks left until the window opens.

Derby County manager Paul Warne is not considering recalling the forward from loan

Warne has admitted he is not considering bringing Jack Stretton back from his loan at Carlisle United.

There has been speculation about the borrower’s immediate future, with Warne considering bringing the youngster back to the club.

However, Warne is not now seriously considering recalling Stretton as the youngster needs regular playing time to develop.

Speaking to Derbyshire Live about the prospect, Warne said: “I think he’s fine.

“He’s scoring goals and playing games realistically, if I’m supposed to bring him back and not play him, then without a doubt he develops better games.

“Right now it’s not something I’m seriously considering, although it’s always in the back of my mind.”

Hearts boss confirms interest in Sheffield Wednesday forward Callum Paterson

Hearts manager Robbie Nielsen has confirmed his interest in signing Sheffield Wednesday striker Callum Paterson.

Paterson’s contract with Hillsborough expires at the end of this season. It was recently reported that Hearts are interested in re-signing the 28-year-old when the January transfer window reopens.

Nielsen managed Paterson at Hearts between 2014 and 2016 and was apparently open to reuniting with the attacker.

Speaking to The Daily Record about those links with the Sheffield Wednesday man, the Hearts boss said: “He’s a player that we’re looking at at the moment as we’re looking at a number of players.

“We don’t want to be completely committed to one thing. We will strengthen the roster, but we will also add a few players just to reduce the roster.”

Danny Cowley suggests “one or two” players need to leave Fratton Park

Portsmouth manager Danny Cowley has suggested the squad may need to be reshuffled if they are to secure their goals for the January transfer window.

Cowley’s side are looking to push for a playoff spot this season and are one of several clubs vying for a top-six finish. Strengthening his side in January will be an important step in helping the former Lincoln and Huddersfield manager achieve his goals.

But it seems there must be departures from his squad first. Speaking about his team’s plans for the January market, the Pompey boss told The News: “We know exactly what we need and what we want.

“But getting exactly what we need and what we want probably always has to have one or two going the other way because you always want to work with a balanced group and a really competitive group.

“From the current players that we have, we are in a good position contractually.”

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