Stefan Gamble: Plenty of Areas Still Need Strengthening

Walsall Chief Executive Stefan Gamble has revealed that along with his desire to add more players to his squad, first-team manager Dean Keates is hoping to loan out a number of the club's fringe players, who featured in last week's pre-season friendly defeat to Rushall Olympic, in a bid to secure them some first-team football.
Gamble, who was speaking at Monday evening's Fans Focus meeting, admitted that he is confident Keates, who has already secured the signatures of Andy Cook, Chris Dunn, Josh Ginnelly and Zeli Ismail, will make a number of signings in the coming weeks as there are still some key areas that require attention.

Stefan, who was joined at the meeting by club Secretary and Director Dan Mole, said; "Of the 25 players that were at Rushall, there are some we’d like to get out on loan – they need first team football.

"If you look at the squad I think we can all identify where we need to strengthen. We need centre-halves. Perhaps another midfielder, perhaps another striker. The transfer window has been a funny one this year. The World Cup has slowed things down.

"It needs one of those big moves at the top to speed things up. But the transfer market will hot up. And while the transfer window closes earlier this year, we can still bring in long-term loans up to August 31."

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