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Dean: I thought it was a good result

28 July 2012

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Manager Dean Saunders was happy with performance against Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon and after the game he revealed that he was hoping to add to his squad in the next few days.

‘It was a good game,’ he said


‘It was a very good workout against a good team – I thought it was a good result.’

Former Cardiff City defender Paul Quinn played in the game after only training with the rest of the team for two day and Saunders was happy with his contribution all things considered.

‘It’s difficult for him; he’s not trained properly really. He came in and did two tough days training with us,’ said Saunders


‘He started the game and I think after about fifteen minutes he got to grips with the pace of the game and I thought he did well after that.

‘At the start he was getting a bit of chasing down on the left hand side but in the end I thought he did well considering that he’s got an 18 year old, in Liam Wakefield, playing at the side of him, Tommy who is a left back beside him and James Husband, who is also 18 at the other side of him.

‘It was a really, really put together back four and it going to be nowhere the line up that starts the season.’

‘We’ve had 10/12 players training and we’ve not been able to do any defensive work with the actual team that is going to be starting the season and we’ve not been able to do an team shape work, but I knew that was going to happen.

‘I think George has more or less agreed to go to Middlesbrough, so that will probably be happening on Monday.

‘We knew we had to get some players out, I would have liked for it to have happened earlier but it didn’t so we have just got to do our best. 
‘Today is the day we start building and not dismantling - we might lose a couple more but I’m starting to build today and we’re probably going to get three or four players in within the next few days.

‘It’s been a difficult summer but players are starting to come into the market now that we didn’t know were available.

‘Players come back into pre-season thinking they’re in with a shout of playing, then they quickly find out they’re not and the come on the market by that time some of the other teams have already spent their money – sometimes you can pick up some really good players that you didn’t expect to be on the market and I think we’ve got a couple of them coming in.’



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