Eagles For Riverside? Money Talks!

Last updated : 27 January 2009 By Boro Mad

But Burnley's, Play-off, League Cup and FA Cup exploits have 'encouraged' the midfield general to stay at Turf Moor.

However ... a decent deal would not be turned down ... as the global financial situation has hit most football clubs, and at Turf Moor, it has bitten severely.

The Clarets travel to Vicarage Road tonight to face Watford, looking to end a run of four successive league defeats and get back on the front foot in the play-off chase.

The Burnley boss knows he has to sell to buy.

Coyle: "I've identified three or four - I hope nobody else has - but I can't do anything on it just now.

"But maybe come the summer when things change financially, I might be able to make inroads into that.

"We're still speaking to different clubs about various players, but if someone's demanding X amount of pounds and we've not got that, then we can't give it.

"But if the finance isn't there, it's not there.

"But we'll get on with it, and we'll be out there wearing that shirt with pride, trying to win each and every game that comes in front of us."

The problem is ... Boro are in the same position.

It's a Catch 22 situation.
However, he could have one new face in his side to face Chelsea at Stamford

Bridge as Boro attempt to end their 10-game wait for a Premier League victory in a fixture which could hardly be tougher.
Wigan striker Marlon King has completed the formalities of his loan move to the Riverside Stadium until the end of the campaign, with Mido heading in the opposite direction, and will go straight into the squad.
The 28-year-old, who will wear the number seven shirt, will hope for a debut, although Brazilian Afonso Alves, who scored his fourth goal in as many games in the FA Cup fourth-round win at Wolves on Saturday, should be fit after a fitness scare.
Southgate told the Evening Gazette: "Marlon is fully fit. He's been playing regularly and we can slot him in without any worries.
"I'm sure he would love to be involved at Stamford Bridge."
Alves limped off at Molineux with an Achilles problem but should make the game, although that was a rare piece of good news for his manager.
Full-back Andrew Taylor is out of the game with ankle ligament damage, while midfielder Mohamed Shawky has a hamstring problem and Julio Arca is suffering from a virus.