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Steven Pressley not rushing to acquire new faces

Steven Pressley not rushing to acquire new faces Steven Pressley not rushing to acquire new faces
Updated: 4:54 pm, May 07, 2015

PATIENCE is the key for Sky Blues boss Steven Pressley as he continues to build a new squad for the 2014/15 campaign.

The likeable Scot has already recruited five new faces at the club’s training facility in Ryton after losing the likes of Joe Murphy, Frank Moussa, Cyrus Christie and perhaps most poignantly Callum Wilson.

The replacements have come in the shape of midfielders Danny Swanson, Jim O’Brien and Mohamed Coulibaly, defender Reda Johnson and goalkeeper Ryan Allsop.

And Pressley has told the club’s official website that he is still looking to bring another a hat-trick of strikers, a central midfielder and a new left-back.

“We’re working exceptionally hard to find the right players in bring in.” said Pressley.

“Again, it requires patience as we don’t want to rush into any signings.

“We had a terrific combination last season with Leon Clarke and Callum Wilson and I think we will be looking for a similar type of partnership next season.

“We’re looking for that important link player who connects midfield to attack whilst also having that pace and power which Wilson gave us last season.

“We pass and play but one of the most important things in the system is the speed. Speed gives us a number of options where we can play over the top and on the ground.

“That combination is what we’re looking for and we’re hopeful we’ll be able to find the right recruits to fulfil it.”

As for his new recruits, Pressley added: “I’m really delighted with the signings we’ve made so far and I think the fans have been excited by the acquisitions.

“Although we’re taking our time, we know the main thing is that the players we bring in have to be right for this football club.”

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