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MANAGER: Always look to improve

14 December 2015

Keith Curle on squad strengthening

Manager Keith Curle spoke more about squad strengthening as he looks to maintain the momentum going into the New Year transfer window.

“We’ve had Addison Garnett here, as people know, but the situation with him has been made more difficult because we don’t have anywhere to house him,” he explained. “We’ve asked him to go back to his base for the time being and we’ll revisit it as and when we have premises back up and running.

“He’s a player we feel can potentially offer us something different, so we’ll definitely stay in contact.”

“If you were to ask me how far away we are from being where I would want to be, then I would say it’s another three players,” he continued. “They’ve been identified and, if we can get them, they’ll bring more quality. We’ve amassed a very competitive team and we’re strides ahead of where we were when I first got here.

“That shows the good job the recruitment department are doing for us. We will always look to improve, and that includes with the players who are already here with us. They know they have more to give and every training session is about all of them demanding more and more from themselves and each other.”

On the players on short-term contracts, he said: “It’s difficult to address contract situations and things like that at the moment. You need to have a table to sit at and somewhere comfortable to discuss the offers in place. The floods have made that kind of thing a bit of a struggle.

“The thing the football club has to do at the moment is prioritise. My immediate remit is to make sure the players are focused and giving us good performances. I’ll do that, and others within the organisation will be taking care of the business side of things.”

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