Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale has revealed the League One strugglers financial position means there will be no strengthening with loan signings during the season run-in, because the club cannot afford it.
Tisdale told BBC Devon:
“Every single penny I can use I’ve used and I can’t just fashion some money up from nowhere,”
“The reality of our situation is not new to us now, it’s been this case every year.”
“I know what restrictions we work under so it’s not something I’m concerned about,” he added.
“It’s the nature of being a manager at Exeter City that we have to be very financially astute and we have to make sure that we don’t go over budget.
“I don’t want to bemoan the money or lack of money because in a way that belittles the playing squad that we have, and I’ve got a lot of respect for the players and think they do a very good job and I think they over-perform any way.
Exeter, like Walsall, operating on crowds in the region of 4,000 have seen the three teams sharing the relegation zone with the Saddlers – Rochdale, Chesterfield and Wycombe all bring players in to boost their survival chances.