Coventry City could be clearing the decks for a recruitment programme after loaning out one player and agreeing the departure of another.
Adrian Williams yesterday ended his search for first-team football by agreeing to join Coventry's Championship rivals Millwall on a three-month loan.
And Stern John could follow him out of the Ricoh Arena today if he completes a loan switch to Derby County.
Having been signed by his old Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Colin Lee for Millwall, 34-year-old Williams has put himself in line for an immediate return to Molineux when the Londoners play there tonight.
Williams only arrived at Coventry in November from Reading when signed by former boss Peter Reid. But he got injured in March, missed the run-in and has since slipped behind Robert Page, summer signing Matt Heath and the longserving Richard Shaw in the pecking order.
Coventry No 2 Adrian Heath does not blame him for wanting to go elsewhere in search of first team football.
"Adie's frustrated at not playing," said Heath. "Shawsy keeps defying the odds and there's others ahead of him. So when we had the phone call from Millwall we could not blame Adie for being tempted.
"Adie played under Colin both at Reading and at Wolves, and obviously knows him well."
John's loan switch would be with a permanent deal but terms are still to be agreed over his move to Derby, the main one presumably being that he will not be allowed to play against Coventry tomorrow night in their fixture at Pride Park.
"The change might do him good," said Heath, who almost moved in a similar direction earlier this summer. "It hasn't worked out for him as I thought he'd be a terrific asset.
"He's not done as well as his ability would suggest. He got us out of jail with one or two goals he's scored, like the one late on against Wolves last season. But really we ' ve only seen glimpses."