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Adding The Right Player


10:55 8th July 2014

Gaffer keeping eye on targets

Kenny Jackett today suggested Wolves can be patient in terms of adding to the squad amid continuing optimism in the players currently at his disposal.

But equally, the Head Coach says the club are ready to act for the right player at the right price if there is someone out there who can improve the squad.

Tommy Rowe and Rajiv van La Parra have arrived so far this summer, and Jackett is currently working with a senior squad of approximately 22 players ahead of the pre-season friendly schedule starting at Cheltenham on Friday (7.45pm).

The transfer market has remained relatively slow so far but Jackett expects it to pick up and continues to keep an eye on potential targets.

“If a player is there right now, or at any time, and we can get them at the right price, we’ll do it,” he said.

“I’m not going to talk about other teams’ players, and it’s best to talk our targets when we land them.

“But do we look to strengthen and have a scouting department that works all of the time? Yes we have.

“They have to know the market and have to make sure there’s value for money on every single player.

“We don’t want to miss anyone but we’re not going to sign every player.”

Jackett also says supporters should not be concerned that there have only been two arrivals thus far.

There is currently plenty of competition and cover within a squad keen to build on the momentum of the Sky Bet League One title.

“I don’t think people should be concerned,” he added.

“It’s been very quiet so far.

“Apart from isolated clubs - Rotherham have signed eight I think - it’s been quiet.

“The group here is very good and has started pre-season well and given myself a lot of optimism for the season.

“I don’t want to be making any predictions or singing from the rooftops, but based on the last two weeks, I see a fit and hungry group looking forward to the challenge. It’s an exciting time.

“If you’re looking at a squad of 22 doing 11-a-side, it’s a settled group where they know their jobs and are looking forward to what lies ahead.”

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