Bruce Awaits News On Transfer Bids

Last updated : 16 January 2004 By Brian Cartlidge

Bruce never mentions the names of transfer targets although one of the bids is almost certainly that for Blackburn Rovers centre-back Martin Taylor, news of which was leaked from the Blackburn end towards the end of last week.

The Blues boss has already stated that but for injuries to key players he would have preferred not to have entered into the market during the current transfer window as clubs are reluctant to part with their players mid-season.

Injuries to Matty Upson, Jamie Clapham, Christophe Dugarry and Stan Lazaridis over the last few weeks have however forced Bruce into the market although he is stressing that any signings made are not for the short term and will hopefully improve on what must be said is a small squad he has at his disposal.