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Belford turns down loan return

22 September 2012

Manager Paul Sturrock has confirmed that goalkeeper Cameron Belford has turned down the opportunity to return to Roots Hall on loan.

Belford, 23, spent one month on loan from Bury at the start of this season before returning to Gigg Lane after Blues 3-1 win at Cheltenham Town.

But Sturrock has revealed that Belford has opted against returning on a short-term loan as cover for the injured Paul Smith.

“We had agreed with Cameron yesterday morning to come back on a short-term deal,” Sturrock told the official website.

“By the afternoon he had changed his mind and decided he wished to explore other opportunities to further his career.

“We tried to change his mind but that’s his decision and we wish him all the best with that.”

Meanwhile, Sturrock has also confirmed he is in talks with a number of targets and hopes to see some new arrivals next week.

Up to seven players are injury doubts for today’s clash with Exeter City at Roots Hall.

But Sturrock is hopeful that he will secure a couple of loan signings in the next few days.

“We are working on having some transfer movement by the Plymouth game,” he said.

“We are obviously low on players at the moment due to the injuries so to get some more bodies in would be a boost.”

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