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"We’re Playing a Waiting Game" - Matthew Taylor on Walsall's Recruitment Drive

The Saddlers boss is still looking to add to his squad, but insisted he won't be making any panic signings.
Matthew Taylor - © Jenny Merrett.
Walsall Head Coach Matthew Taylor has spoken ahead of the Saddlers' League Two clash with Hartlepool United and admitted he is happy to play the waiting game as he looks to add to his squad.

Taylor, who has already added twelve players to his squad, is looking to increase his attacking options, and, whilst he does have specific targets in mind, insists he is in no rush to get something over the line.

The gaffer, who is yet to secure a win at the helm, admitted his targets are also wanted by other teams, meaning he'll have to bide his time as they consider their options.

Speaking via the Express & Star, Matthew said; "It’s not a broad search. I spent a lot of time before taking this role deciding the specific characteristics for each position in the squad.
 
"It was a document that took a while! We’re working off that document and have identified the players we feel fulfil those positions for us.
 
"And we’re playing a waiting game, if you like. We are working as hard as we possibly can to get these players in. But with good players, other teams want them. We’re competing with other teams."

Taylor then went on to talk about his summer recruitment drive, insisting he doesn't want to make panic signings, insisting his strategy hasn't changed, despite there being less than two weeks until the Transfer Window closes.

Matthew continued; "I don’t want to panic. We’ve got our targets. We’ve had a very resolute – what the chairman called laser-focused – recruitment policy.
 
"And that’s no different now. We have players – more than one – we feel would add to the group. We feel they’d add on the pitch, and in the type of people they are.
 
"That’s where we’ve spent lots of time. That’s hugely important. As and when I have any news, I promise I’ll be more than happy to give you that good news."

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