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Club Still Interested In Experience

10 June 2015

First team coach James Collins says coaching staff still looking for experience.

First team coach James Collins has admitted that the coaching staff has not ruled out adding an experienced old head to their team for next season.

Although the foundation of the team will based around Academy graduates, Collins says that manager Steve Davis is still looking to add an experienced head to help the younger players in the squad.

The club have certainly not ruled out a possible approach for the former Swansea City defender Alan Tate, who impressed on loan last season.

Collins told “Steve is looking at the possibility of introducing an older head, probably because of the influence of Tatey (Alan Tate) last season. It is getting that balance right and because a senior player coming in would expect to play and quite rightly.

“They will also be on higher wages than most of the others as well, so it is making sure it is the right one. What we don’t want to do is halt the progress of our younger players. We have got to get results but we also have to produce young players that can play in the team and then hopefully move on. That is how this club survives and keeps us going.

James added: "If we can get that balance right of four or five Academy players in the team, two or signings in who can supplement that and perhaps a couple of loan signings then that would see us in a much better situation than we were going into last season."

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