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Terry Gornell Update

8 October 2012

And Gaffer continues to look to bolster strike force

Terry Gornell limped out of action 30 minutes into Town’s trip to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.  He seemed to come down awkwardly and in doing so tweaked his knee which meant he couldn’t continue.

The early assessment confirms that Terry has damaged his knee but Town manager Graham Turner is hopeful that he won’t be missing for long:”We are not quite sure how long Terry will be out of action but to come off so early in the game would indicated that it is quite serious.

“We would hope that it will only be a week or so but won’t really know for a couple of days.”

With Terry and loanee Sam Winnall both missing this leaves Town short of attacking options.  It is something that the Town manager has been trying to address for a while and will continue to:”We are aware of what we need to bring in, aware of the short comings of the side and have tried to do something about it.

“It hasn’t worked out as well as we would have liked but that persistence to bring in new faces will continue.”

With the step up to League 1 the management staff have set their sights on bringing in players who can make an impact in the division.  This has meant that competition for players has been a bit tougher as the manager revealed the calibre of players that the club have been trying to bring in:”There was one young player who we thought would do well for us but after several weeks of hoping and being told he would be let out he has ended up at a Championship club.

“From last season we are looking at far better quality players and at times setting our sights on players who end up playing at the higher level.

“Sometimes it is due to the wage demands but most of the time clubs want their players to get game time and will do a deal, but the vast majority of players that we’ve looked and hoped to get have ended up in the Championship.”

Town have one of the smaller squads in the division but the manager confirmed again that there are funds available should he need them:”We all realise, and that includes the Chairman, that we need strengthening and if the right player is available at the right price there would be money available.

“There is no doubt about that and to bring in a player wages wise would not be a problem.

“The financial side isn’t the problem, the selection process and bringing the right sort of player in is the important thing.”

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