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Attacking Options Need Improvement

11 August 2014

Steve Davis targets more experience and quality for his final third

Steve Davis is aiming to add some experience, quality and competition to his forward line as he moves in on a Championship winger and another central striker. The Alex boss has had to play a waiting game this summer to get the players he feels will improve his starting eleven and although he was reasonably pleased with the way his team attacked at Fleetwood, he appreciates that he is still short in that department.

That shortage has only been compounded with the loss of talented winger Ryan Colclough over the last eight months through injury and the lack of fitness of new signing Marcus Haber. Steve Davis is also without promising target man Fraser Murdoch as he recovers from his long term knee injury.

Steve told the club’s official web-site: “I know we are short in the forward areas and we have been working hard to try and improve our forward options. I am trying to bring in a couple of new faces that will give us all a lift.

“I need to create that competition in those forward positions and if we can bring in one or two with a bit more experience because the ones we have here are not that experienced.

“Vadaine (Oliver) didn’t play a lot of games in his first season with us and Billy (Waters) started only his second game for the first team on Saturday. He has not featured a great deal.

“There is still that opportunity there for them, as it has been throughout the pre-season but I want more competition up there for those crucial places. We need to strengthen our attacking options and will continue to try and do something by the weekend.”

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