Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman is keen to bring two former loan players back to the club this January, but has already admitted defeat in his pursuit of a third.
He’s hopeful of defender Michael Ihiekwe coming back for a second spell. The Rotherham man featured 23 times for Stanley in the first half of the season, but has since returned to the New York Stadium.
Coleman would also like to see Bolton’s Connor Hall return for a second loan spell, but that deal may be dead in the water given the crazy situation unfolding at the University of Bolton Stadium this week.
Although he’s hopeful those two might come back, Newcastle striker Luke Charman will not, as he’s returned to Tyneside after picking up an injury. Starting with Ihiekwe, Coleman confirmed his intentions to local media.
“We are waiting to find out this week and we are keen to bring him back and hopeful,” he said of the 26-year old, before moving on to discuss Hall.
“We were hoping to get him back but it is up in the air at the moment with Bolton and the financial situation so we don’t know.”
The Rotherham man in particular has been excellent for Coleman this season and losing him would be a big blow. With regards to Hall, he can’t play anywhere else as he has already played for both Bolton and Accrington.
It’s going to be a concerning time for Coleman and his over-achieving side, that is for sure.