Jepson frustrated at transfer inactivity

Last updated : 29 January 2007 By Simon Head
Jepson: living in hope of a transfer breakthrough
The Gills are one of only a few of Football League clubs who haven't conducted any permanent transfer business during the January transfer window - and Jepson has repeatedly made his feelings known regarding the situation at the club.

Jepson's attenpts to bring players to the club have so far failed to bring a single permanent signing to the club - and both the fans and Jepson himself appear to be getting frustrated with the situation.

Citing the lack of quality in certain areas of the Gills squad, Jepson has worked hard to identify a list of transfer targets, but it appears club finances have repeatedly scuppered the Gillingham manager's attempts to strengthen his paper-thin squad.

"It's been well documented that we haven't had a great deal of cash to splash but we've got to get on with it," Jepson told the press last week.

"We've identified numerous players and hopefully we can get most of them in. If we don't, I'll just get on with my job."

But with the Gills suffering with inconsistency, particularly on their travels, the failure of the club to strengthen has seemingly frustrated the Gills gaffer, who has spent hours on the road scouting players, only to see his efforts come to nothing.

"We need additions and I want additions in the club - and I've made no secret of that fact," Jepson told the press this week.

But with the club seemingly over a barrel after accruing a needless £10m debt, and with a number of transfer targets already lost due to lack of financial backing, it remains to be seen whether Ronnie will get any of his players, let alone most of them.

We can only hope...