Parish said: "Nicklas wanted to come, we had a deal agreed with Arsenal. Maybe we should have got our act together a little bit sooner but we though Nicklas was going to come to us.
"But Arsenal did say if they didn't get another striker in it may be a bit difficult. We thought they'd get a striker, being who they are."
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