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Matt Taylor offers update on Walsall recruitment

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Walsall boss Matt Taylor admitted his side has identified targets but are playing a ‘waiting game’ with the recruitment of more attackers.

With the closing of the transfer window at the end of the month quickly approaching, Taylor says his club are now in competition with other teams for the players they have targeted.

He told the Express and Star, “It’s not a broad search. I spent a lot of time before taking this role deciding the specific characteristics for each position in the squad.

“It was a document that took a while!

“We’re working off that document and have identified the player we feel fulfil those positions for us.

“And we’re playing a waiting game if you like.

“We are working as hard as we possibly can to get these players in. But with good players, other teams want them. We’re competing with other teams.”

Despite having specific targets, the Walsall manager who has already recruited twelve new players this summer insisted he is staying calm.

He said, “I don’t want to panic. We’ve got our targets.

“We’ve had a very resolute – what the chairman called laser-focused – recruitment policy. And that’s no different now.

“We have players – more than one – we feel would add to the group. We feel they’d add on the pitch, and in the type of people they are.

“That’s where we’ve spent lots of time. That’s hugely important.

“As and when I have any news, I promise I’ll be more than happy to give you that good news.”

The Verdict:

Walsall are right to want to recruit a few more players before the end of the transfer window. They have only picked up one point so far this season and scored two goals.

Taylor is taking a good approach in his search for attackers, it’s better to have specific targets rather than panicking and getting a player who won’t add much to what he’s already got.

It is vital The Saddlers get their remaining recruitment right so they can push up the table rather than spending too much time at the wrong end.


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