"We've tried to build up the relationships with the big teams," said Grayson.

"We managed to do that with Tottenham with Joe Martin and, speaking to Liverpool over the last couple of weeks and months, we got to know their chief scout really well.

"Adam was a player who was first on our list in terms of loan ideas we were thinking about. The added bonus for us is that the lad wanted to come to the football club and turned down two or three other clubs."