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Simpson: I want four more

Simpson: I want four more

Lincoln City boss Gary Simpson has confirmed he is looking at bringing another four players into the club before the season starts in August.

In his Lincolnshire Echo webchat today, the Imps boss highlighted the positions he is looking at strengthening: 'We'll probably need cover on the left-hand side at the back and a wide one and a couple of strikers. We'll not be too far away if we get those in.'

On the striker front, Simpson explained what sort of attackers he is after: 'Pace is always handy. It causes teams problems. Obviously we are looking for pace and a decent scoring record. Having sold Vadaine we might need someone with a bit of size. They are the qualities I'm looking for.''

Simpson also admitted the prospects of him 'going for broke' on a big-name striker signing are remote, saying: 'I'm a believer in that it can cause animosity among the players if someone comes in on huge wages. How we built it last time everyone was on the same sort of wages and it keeps the harmony. When we had chance to put it up we did so. That's not to say we can't do that again and get the crowds back.'

There were rumours that Wayne Rooney's brother, John, was heading to Sincil Bank for a trial, but Simpson has refuted them. He said: 'I've not spoken to John Rooney since he left Macclesfield and I can't see him coming here as the type of player he is we already have.'

The City manager also acknowledged the importance of lengthier contracts for some of the club's star players, such as Alan Power, Tom Miller and Andrew Boyce. He went on: 'I'm a firm believer in building the club from a base where you have to back your judgement. There is no point offering 12-month deals, turning them into better players only for them to leave at the end of the season to a club that can probably offer a better financial package. It also allows them the security to relax and not have the pressure of wondering if they are going to be here the year after which, hopefully, will get the best out of them.'




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Writer:The Imposter
Date:Monday June 24 2013
Time: 1:01PM

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Sounds like we're close to signing a striker.
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01/07/2013 00:42:00
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