Six new players needed

Last updated : 03 May 2006 By The Chairman
Ronnie Moore has already started to think about next season and wishes to bring in six new players. The proviso of his shopping list is that he wants all his new players to be "winners." Moore said, “We could do with about six coming in, so I need to shift a few and speak to the owners about a budget for others. Full-backs are one thing to look for and we're going to need one or two strikers, there's no doubt about that. We need two midfielders because we've been soft-centred in that area and there's only really Mark Hughes who can go out and shake people up. The people we bring in will have to be winners because we don't have enough of them in the squad."

You don't discover a player's mental strength until you actually sign them. That's when you find out what their character is really about. They are professionals who get well paid to do their job, but not enough of our lads have been mentally tough. That's probably something you can't instil, so the players who have fallen short are the ones I'll try to move out. It's a question of getting other clubs to take them if they are under contract, but maybe we should sign people who aren't the best footballers in the world but will give us more steel.”

With only Guy Branston, Paul Edwards, David Eyres and Danny Hall being out of contract it will mean that Moore has to offload to reduce the wage bill before he can contemplate bringing in new faces. Both Lee Grant (pictured) and Luke Beckett will complete their loan spells in the final league game at home to Scunthorpe this Saturday to complicate matters further.