Wrexham seem to be closing in on securing the services of Wycombe Wanderers forward Brandon Hanlan, according to Football League World.
The Dragons have had an indifferent start to the League Two campaign and despite at times scoring with ease, they are lacking consistency up front and see the acquisition of Hanlan as a way of replacing their star man Paul Mullin who is still recovering from his preseason horror injury.
Mullin is now back on these shores after spending the initial part of his recuperation for a collapsed lung in Long Beach, Miami. Again this shows the range of power that the club has.
Hanlan will cost Wrexham in the region of £400,000 and they will want to close the deal well before the deadline day on Friday. They have been tracking the Chairboys striker and have already seen one bid rejected. A new improved offer is expected to go in soon. He was left out of the squad for the Tuesday night loss at home to Sutton United in the Carabao Cup, something that boss Matt Bloomfield was asked about. “He’s been extremely good for us recently. I don’t think I should comment too much on that.”
More anger at officials
Meanwhile, The Dragon manager Phil Parkinson was again fuming with officials as they exited the Carabao Cup after a penalty shootout, with Bradford City advancing following a 1-1 draw. “For an absolutely nothing incident, the ref has given a penalty. There’s absolutely no way he can see it so he; ‘s clearly guessed.” He said of the incident in the second minute of the game. “The linesman has got the best view of all and is mic’s up and is supposed to communicate and the officials are supposed to work as a team. But we have to take it on the chin and we have to respond and I thought the lads responded really well.”
Obviously being knocked out of the Carabao Cup will not have helped, but the league form is also a worry. Only six points from the opening five games is far from the start the high profile team would’ve wanted. Bringing in more strikers may well help, although they have scored 14 goals so far in the league, as Mullin is still weeks away from making any kind of comeback. It is maybe in defence that they need to shore up though, conceding the same amount as they have scored, so between now and Friday night we could see moves in that area too.