24th March 2016

Unfortunately following confirmation that the FIFA Offices closed at 11am GMT on Thursday morning, it now seems unlikely that Town will be able to gain international clearance for Liam Shephard until Tuesday 29th March at the very earliest.

Both The FA and FAW are assisting the club is trying to contact FIFA offices, who are now closed due to the holiday season in Switzerland.

With today being the final day of the loan window, the club are very disappointed that the offices at FIFA closed early, causing problems for clubs ahead of a busy weekend of football.

Manager Darren Way said: “Despite lodging the paperwork for the loan at 3:30pm yesterday (Wednesday 23rd March) we are very disappointed that the clearance hasn’t been granted in time for tomorrow’s match.”