Whitney Insists He Shares Fans' Frustrations as Striker Wait Continues

46-year-old Whitney, who has taken charge of sixty-seven Saddlers games, has admitted that it has not been easy to add a striker to his squad.
Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the press following Saturday's League One defeat to Bury, and has insisted that he understands fans' frustrations, but, along with his fellow coaches, is working hard to add a new striker to his squad.

Jon, who was speaking via the Express & Star, also admitted that, while there are several factors to keep in mind, he is not finding it easy to convince players to join the club, he said; "I want to see some new strikers through the door as well. It hurts me as much as it hurts the fans when we have a defeat. We, myself and my staff, are trying harder than anybody to bring somebody in. I have spoken to many people but we just have to be a little bit patient

"It’s not through lack of effort, we just have to make sure the right people come in. We’ve spoken to three or four players but at the end of the day I can’t make them come. I have to try to encourage them to come to Walsall and come for the right reasons. And I will still be working hard this week to try to bring someone in. I will try my best but I’m not a magician."

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