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We Need More Recruits - Keith Hill

24 January 2019

Keith Hill has confirmed he is still looking to recruit before the January transfer window closes.

Ryan McLaughlin became Dale’s fourth acquisition of the window on Wednesday, and whilst Hill is pleased with the players he has added to his squad, he says the Club is working hard to bring more in.

“I’m really pleased with the recruits that we’ve made so far and we’ll need more,” said Hill.

“I still need the left-back situation sorted out. It’s the main priority. We’re down on our last embers, if you like, of trying things, so we need a solution very quickly.

“We’re working hard in the transfer market. We want more players, there’s no question about that.

“I don’t want to get caught in the situation where I’ve got six or seven loan signings and two have to sit in the stand. I don’t think that’s good for the vibe of the squad and the Football Club.

“We have to spend wisely, but we have to make sure that we’re getting players that we can build into better players.

“I can’t possibly get the right here, right now, ready for Championship football. We’ve got to develop players, and that’s why so many players get sold at this Football Club because we do develop them.

“It’s a valuable way for this Football Club to sustain a lifeblood future. It’s been a great plan since I’ve been at the Football Club and it’s worked magnificently.

“We’ve got to make sure though that we do everything we can to retain our League One status, with our current squad of players and recruitments.

“We’re always trying to improve. The transitional period keeps rolling. I’m spinning plates all the time, but it can be difficult to keep getting the players in now with the money that we’re actually spending.”

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