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Oscar has fears over Conway bid
Albion head coach Oscar Garcia fears finances could be a stumbling block to his hopes of bringing back Craig Conway.
Oscar is keen to re-sign the Cardiff winger, especially now that Will Buckley has been ruled out for four weeks by a bad hamstring tear sustained in Sunday’s 1-0 win at Blackpool.
But the Spaniard is unsure how much scope he will have to strengthen the squad during the January transfer window, with the Seagulls committed to adhering to Financial Fair Play regulations.
Oscar, asked if he wants Conway back, said: “Yes, of course, but with the Financial Fair Play I don’t know if this can happen. We have to wait.”
Conway impressed during a 93-day loan spell which ended earlier this month.
He was surplus to requirements at Cardiff but the Scotland international’s future has been complicated by the departure of their manager Malky Mackay.
Meanwhile, Albion are believed to be keeping tabs on Evandro Goebel, a 27-year-old Brazilian midfielder with Portuguese club Estoril who also holds a Serbian passport.
The former Brazil under-20 international had a spell with Red Star Belgrade before signing for Estoril two summers ago.
Oscar will be without Gordon Greer again, as well as Buckley, for Bournemouth’s visit tomorrow.
The captain is not ready to return yet from the calf injury he suffered in the early stages of the home victory over leaders Leicester earlier this month so Adam El-Abd will deputise once more in the centre of defence.
Oscar said: “Gordon has started running and hopefully this week he can start training with the rest of the team.”
First choice full-backs Bruno (thigh) and Stephen Ward (concussion) are also doubts as Albion bid to improve on a sequence of nine points from a possible 21 at The Amex.
Oscar said: “Bournemouth have a good sqaud and they are playing well. It will be tough but we want to get back to winning ways at home.”
The blow of losing winger Buckley has been softened by the return before the end of January of long-term injury victim Craig Mackail-Smith, according to club doctor Helge Riepenhof.
The striker has not played since March after rupturing an Achilles and suffering ankle damage during his recovery.
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