CITY hope to be able to unveil their final piece of deadline-day business today.

A third deal was done before the transfer window shut last night but the club were waiting on international clearance to come through.

Gary Bowyer signed two strikers yesterday – Lee Novak from Scunthorpe and Stevenage’s Kurtis Guthrie.

The late capture of 6ft 3in Guthrie just before the 11pm cut-off point came as a surprise to fans.

But the 26-year-old revealed that he had been on Bowyer’s radar before.

Guthrie said: “I had the pleasure of speaking with him before a few years ago.

“I was close to joining the team he was at but it just didn’t happen.

“It’s all come at the right time really. I was ready to move on and he was interested in taking me.

“When you see how many fans and pushing for promotion, it’s hard to turn down.”

Guthrie, like former Huddersfield forward Novak, was signed for an undisclosed fee on an 18-month deal.

The T&A understands that Swindon’s Kaiyne Woolery had been considered as well as Hiram Boateng at MK Dons and Wolves youngster Bernard Ashley-Seal.

Kieran Agard was mentioned but it never went any further.

City lost three players – strikers Aramide Oteh and Omari Patrick and midfielder Matty Palmer.

Oteh was recalled by parent club QPR while Patrick made a permanent move to Carlisle.

Palmer’s season-long loan from Rotherham was cut short by all parties so he could then cancel his contract with the Millers and join Swindon as a free agent.