Feb 2 2012 The Liverpool Post
Relief for Les Parry as Mustafa Tiryaki stays on with Tranmere Rovers
MANAGER Les Parry was relieved to hang on to striker Mustafa Tiryaki as the January transfer window closed this week.
Parry may have had no luck in his attempts to sign an experienced front man on loan but he was thankful that Turkish club Trabzonspor did not come back with an improved bid for Tiryaki.
Parry said: “It looks like it is dead and buried and that is good for me. I did not want to lose Mustafa and I’m glad they did not get back in touch.”
Parry made attempts over the past week to add a striker of experience to his selection options. He identified two targets at Championship clubs but Tranmere’s lack of spending power counted against them on transfer deadline day.
They were able to offer only a modest contribution towards paying the wages of the players concerned, so it was always likely they would be “outbid” by clubs who could pay more.
Parry said: “Transfer deadline day was frustrating. We tried hard all day to bring an experienced striker in but it was not to be.”
Rovers had little left in the kitty after taking Paul Rachubka on loan from Leeds United for two months.
The experienced American-born goalkeeper was a necessary replacement for a Owain Fon Williams, who suffered a broken hand in November.
Rachubka was “expensive” but good value, Parry said. “He did a great job for us. He’s a fantastic character, very good around the place and he contributed in a big way.”
From next week Tranmere will be able to make use of emergency loans, which allow them to take players for up to three months. The deadline is the fourth Thursday in March.