NEIL Redfearn has signed four players on transfer deadline day.

The Vics boss had told the Guardian this morning that he didn't expect any new names to be on tomorrow's teamsheet for the trip to Farsley Celtic after a frustrating week.

But he has strengthened his struggling squad after a frantic afternoon on the phone.

Barnsley front runner Michael Coulson has signed on a month-long loan deal as cover for injury victim Lee Steele

The 20-year-old had been subject to an offer by Vics earlier in the week but waited to see if he could fix a switch to another Football League club before agreeing to move to the Victoria Stadium.

Midfielder James Scales, who has been training with Vics this summer, has signed from Bangor City.

The 19-year-old was a reserve team regular at Chester City before spells with Lancaster City, Morecambe and Colwyn Bay.

He signed for Bangor in February before his release at the end of the season.

"James is a busy, quick midfield player who will give us some balance in there," said Redfearn.

Next on the list is experienced forward Carl Furlong, who moves from Caernarfon Town.

Now 30, he began his career at Wigan Athletic and has also turned out for Vics' Blue Square Premier rivals Droylsden and Altrincham.

Former Preston North End academy graduate Reece Hardy, 18, will also spend a spell on work experience at the Victoria Stadium.

"He's a striker with bags of pace," said Redfearn.

"It gives us another option up front with three forwards out injured at the moment."

Redfearn appears to have missed out on Chester City stopper Sean Hussey, who has been linked with Dave Pace's Droylsden.

"We were not quite been able to do the maths there," he said.

All four of Redfearn's new arrivals should be available to play against Nigel Clough's Burton Albion on Tuesday.