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Gaffer Building A Better Club

4 July 2012

GT looks to continue the development of the club

Graham Turner admits he is surprised by the approach being taken by several other Football League clubs to squad strengthening.

While Shrewsbury Town continue to take a sensible approach to drafting in new players, the experienced manager has noted a 'boom and bust' culture still exists with clubs splashing out big money on contracts for players.

"It doesn't take a genius from players being signed that the boom and bust clubs are here again and I think there's a few of them about," said Graham.

"We've tried to sign a number of players who have gone to some of the boom clubs at the moment.

"You hope in 18 months, two years' time, it doesn't all finish in tears for them because I can't understand how some of the clubs can afford the contracts they are handing out."

The manager stressed he totally supported the stance of chairman Roland Wycherley when it came to bolstering the Shrewsbury squad for life in League One.

"It's obvious here that the chairman runs a tight ship and I agree with that philosophy," he added. "What you need to do is leave the club in a better shape than what you found it and the chairman's going to do that without a shadow of doubt - and I hope it's a long time before he does leave it.

"I hope I do the same, that the club's in a far better shape when I leave it than I found it. That's the quality of the playing staff, the quality of the players coming through the system and the position in the Football League.

"That's the target and what we're working towards."Ga

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