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Have To Be Patient

17 June 2014

Steve Davis says it is a bit cat-and-mouse in the transfer market at the moment

Steve Davis says he will have to remain patient in the summer transfer window as things have stared rather slowly across the board. The Alex boss has spent the early part of the summer signing up some talented first-year professionals and tying up a number of his younger professional for the considerable future. The likes of George Ray, Ben Garratt, Liam Nolan, Jon Guthrie, Billy Waters and Ollie Turton have also extended their stay with the club.

The Alex boss is adamant that he will not be rushed into signing players, to make sure that he attracts the right characters to the club.

Steve told the club’s web-site: “There are going to be plenty of players who will be without a club. There will be plenty for us to go for but we have to be patient because we want the right ones. I think he learned a valuable lesson from last season.

“It is never easy, regardless of how many players are available on the PFA list. They are still be paying by their clubs until the end of June, some of them until the end of July, so they are waiting for the best offer. When they don’t get paid and need to sort themselves out, it tends to get a lot busier.

“I will try and get the best we can. What I will be is patient and not do something for the sake of it. I want the right ones. We want to be as sure as we can be.

“It can be a frustrating time and it takes a lot of your time up but we could have some that drop late. Of course, any manager would like the right ones in before the pre-season games start but it isn’t the end of the world if he doesn’t happen like that.

“We got Granty in late last season and had to be patient with Brad to make sure we got him in. That wasn’t easy and it set him back a bit. We cannot force it. We just have to make our interest known and keep the talks going.”

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