Craig Harrison is hoping to add to his squad before the transfer window slams shut at the end of the month.
The Director of Football signed Ryan Edwards at the beginning of the month and is hoping to do more business before it closes.
The former Premier League player admitted that he will be looking for new additions to his squad during January and said, ‘We are approaching deadline day and we will certainly be looking to strengthen. I feel that during every transfer window it is good to freshen things up and although we have a really strong squad, I am always looking at bringing in more players. We are definitely looking at bringing in at least one more player but that has to be the right player. The player has to have the right quality and has to be able to fit in with the excellent squad that we already have here.’
The Saints only signed one player during the summer and Harrison is keen to add another body before February. Chris Mullock joined the Welsh Champions from Cefn Druids in what was the only transfer during a quiet summer at the club and last January, winger Jamie Mullan joined and it now looks likely that both Mullock and Mullan will have new teammate.
However, Harrison won’t be in the transfer market just to add players to the squad, ‘I am not going to bring anyone in just so that I can add to the numbers because we have got enough players at the club. Scott Ruscoe is nearly fit, Steve Evans will be fit before the end of the season, so we will have those two back and with a full squad of players, we have 21 very good footballers at the club. We also have four players out on loan (Luke Douglas, Scott Quigley, Ryan Jones and goalkeeper, Chris Mullock), so worst case scenario I can bring players back from loan if we need them.’
The 36year old is also looking at the long term future of The Saints, ‘I am definitely looking to bring one more player in but it’s got to be the right one for both the squad and the club. It has to be somebody who can add to the squad right now but also in the future.’