Date: 30th August 2007 at 12:58pm
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Gills manager Ronnie Jepson is not expecting any new arrivals in time for Saturday’s must-win clash with Walsall.

Jepson has seen his side lose all four of their games so far this season, but despite his best efforts, it now looks unlikely that he will bring in any new faces in time for the Saddlers’ visit to Kent.

Despite admitting that he needs to strengthen in all areas of the pitch, Jepson has so far failed to do so, and he revealed on Thursday morning that the prospects are looking bleak ahead of the transfer window closing at midnight on Friday.

He told the club’s official website: ‘We have been trying to get players in this week but nothing has happened on that front. Managers are waiting until Friday to see if they can move the players that are not wanted out permanently.

‘After Friday, hopefully there may be one or two available for loan. I’m looking to strengthen throughout the team; defence, midfield and attack. I think we have got the nucleus of a good squad but need a few additions to that.

‘It is easy to bring in bodies just for the sake of bringing them in. I do not want to do that. I want to bring players in that will go straight into the team and players that will be challenging for a place. When you have got injuries and suspensions like we have,

‘I want players that can go straight into the team. The type of player that I want to bring in, with that bit of quality, then maybe we will have to look at the loan market. The window won’t affect us as you can bring players in temporarily after the 31st August.

‘It is a bit late in the day to bring anyone in for Saturday so we will go with what we have got. I’ll sort the side out later today and tomorrow and the team we put out will hopefully go and get us three points.

‘When you have got to beg and borrow to bring players in, you can be a bit under pressure. I can bring players into this club but the ones that are on offer, they are not going to get us to where we want to be and they won’t be any better than what we have.

‘The ones with quality, sometimes you have to be patient and then bring them on board what the opportunity comes along to do so. When the window is shut, and managers haven’t sold the ones that are not wanted, then maybe we can get one or two players in on loan.’


One Reply to “Jepson Cautious Over Arrivals”

  • I don’t think Jepson has too much to worry about if he’s hoping the fans get on his back rather than the players backs. I think we’ll be calling for his head on Saturday!!

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