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Competing For Players


11:00 19th August 2014

Gaffer still looking to add

Kenny Jackett says Wolves will continue to compete for players in the transfer market both up to – and beyond – the August deadline.

The Head Coach has confirmed Wolves’ interest in adding to the two new faces who have already checked in this summer, with some targets – including Leicester’s Chris Wood – having come to public attention.

And Jackett says that search will continue, but only for players of the necessary quality to take the club forward.

He said:  “We have competed for players but we haven’t got too many of them.

“But we have been competing for players and we have been interested.

“There’s not been a policy not to sign players; that hasn’t been the case.

“If we could have and if we can in the future sign players to improve us, we will.

“It’s not as if we’ve deliberately been quiet or there’s been nothing going on in the background.

“The summation of it is Van La Parra and Rowe are our signings at present, and I don’t think we have a bad side or a bad group.

“It’s really important we sign players to make a difference - Wolves is a big club that I think demands good players.”

And while Jackett acknowledges there may be some “key decisions” to be taken in the fortnight up to August 31st, he says the emergency loan window can also be utilised beyond that.

“Getting players in are key decisions and they’re important ones - who can do it this season and who can’t?

“Players coming in is a key one and early on in a season, and assessing the squad and seeing what we need to complement the squad to maybe give you another 10-15 per cent in terms of quality. 

“And recruiting players is an ongoing process.

“It’s not in the Premier League because you have up until that window, but for us, the window shuts for a week and then you have the loan window.

“So it’s not a situation where we’re just working up until the transfer window - although we are – it does go beyond that.

“It has to be right around the clock and right the way through the season.

“I think there’s a big build-up to the transfer window closing.

“It’s a key period and if we can add before it shuts, we will, but it doesn’t suddenly back off and stop there.”

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