SWINDON Town are looking to complete a season-long loan deal for Jordan Turnbull.
The 19-year-old defender was given permission by Southampton to play in last night’s friendly against Leeds United.
And Town boss Mark Cooper said after the 2-1 defeat that he is pleased to have got the youngster on board.
“He has been up near the top of our list of targets from the start, so it was pleasing to get him and accustom to the rest of players which he enjoyed.
“That is what we are aiming for (season’s long loan) if we can get him and thank you very much to them for letting him play tonight.”
With Turnbull set to complete his switch from the Premier League club, Cooper says that has not stopped their pursuit of Jack Stephens.
With the Saints currently losing a number of their top players to Liverpool and Manchester United, Cooper admits that he may have to wait a little longer.
“If you look at what is going on at Southampton, that (Stephens’ arrival) will depend on what they bring in,” Cooper told the Advertiser.
“It is ongoing, I have said all along that we need four of five players, we have got one, got another today, but I still think that we need another three.”
Cooper is still hoping that he can bring in other targets before the start of the season, while the club haven’t received any fresh bids for any of their current squad.
“There is nothing new that I can say about bringing in new players and as far as I’m aware there haven’t been any fresh bids for any of the current players,” Cooper said.