Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock says that his January transfer reverses have been”like scaling a mountain with butter onto the hands”.
Warnock expected to have made a registering before Saturday’s relegation conflict with bottom club Huddersfield.
The Bluebirds boss has seen potential prices for Liverpool’s Nathaniel Clyne and Nice’s Adrien Tameze collapse through already this past month.
“One day you feel you are nearly there and then you slip back off,” he explained.
“You get your own hopes constructed. Folks say’yes that is a done deal’ and suddenly the next day it’s not really a done deal.
“You’ve got to learn how to live with that really. That is the reason you have to say,’right we do not get any players in, we have to get points with what we have and keep with the miracle.'”
Warnock has prioritised recruitment a striker and is excited on Nantes’ Emiliano Sala, the whom he saw for the second time in France this past week.
“I talked to the master of the club and his son. They have one or 2 good players there,” he explained.
“Sala was playing from the game the other night but there were just two or others we were considering.
“Anything could occur. I have not written anything off but I’ve nothing concrete with anybody”
Last week, Warnock talked about England defender Clyne’s loan move into Bournemouth, using previously thought he had a deal in place to sign the player.
Warnock said it had been a”disgrace” he had not been advised of Clyne’s switch, nevertheless said on Friday that there were not any hard feelings.
“When I had either going to Bournemouth and Cardiff, I would snap their hand off for Bournemouth. To work for the manager there or here, I would snap their hand off for Bournemouth. I don’t blame Nathaniel at all,” he explained.
“I simply feel whether a call out of him or Liverpool’d come in, I would have experienced three more targets loan that I might have which I didn’t use because I already thought I had used up my second loan with Nathaniel.
“That is actually the frustration I’ve. I don’t blame Nathaniel for moving there whatsoever. They’re a terrific club and they have been established. That is no problem.”
Cardiff’s striker problems are not helped by injury.
Danny Ward sustained a head injury in the 1-0 FA Cup third-round depart Gillingham and is scheduled to find a neurosurgeon on Friday.
Danish striker Kenneth Zohore is still sidelined by a knee injury, but Rhys Healey might be recalled to the squad after returning from a loan spell with MK Dons.