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Dunne deal likely to be final Blues transfer business
GARETH Ainsworth said any more transfer activity before the closure of the window is unlikely after Charles Dunne was sold to Blackpool.
The 20-year-old defender put pen to paper on the deal last Thursday in a deal reportedly worth up to £250,000 before immediately being loaned back to Wanderers for the rest of the season.
Days later Dunne was given a second call-up to the Republic of Ireland U21 squad, although a red card in Saturday's draw with Oxford took the gloss off an otherwise excellent week for the youngster.
Ainsworth said Dunne deserves his chance to make the step up - but he's not expecting any more of his young players to be prised away from the club before the summer transfer window slams shut.
And he added he'll be an interested spectator on deadline day rather than trying to push through any last-minute deal.
The Blues boss said: "There's a couple of players still tipped for the top but things seem to have gone quiet. Unless somebody's going to be making a cheeky bid in the next couple of days I'll be looking forward to Monday at 11 o'clock when I can just relax and know what I've got until January.
"It's in the back of our heads. Nobody's mentioned transfer windows.
"We'll be watching from afar with transfers and playing fantasy football imagining what we could be doing with millions of pounds."
Ainsworth added: "We're so proud one of our players has been sold to the Championship. Charles deserves it, he's been outstanding.
"Since I put him in last year and consistently played him he's got better and better.
"Physically and athletic wise he's Premier League. He wins everything, he's superb on the ball now. He's going to be a good Championship player, if not higher, in my opinion.
"It's a great deal to have him loaned back for the rest of the season. It's the right thing for him. If another club had taken him maybe he wouldn't have come back."
Dunne was training with the rest of his new Blackpool team mates this week and will watch their weekend game with Watford at Bloomfield Road as he starts a three match ban following his red card for elbowing Oxford's Alfie Potter in Saturday's 2-2 draw.
He is still eligible for international duty however and this week retained his place in the Ireland U21 squad for their European Championship qualifier against Germany at Sligo on Monday, September 9.
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