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Whitney - 'I want to see some new strikers through the door'

Whitney - 'I want to see some new strikers through the door'

So, the Saddlers long wait for an away win in the League continues after Saturday's drab 1-0 defeat to Bury. Any faint pre-season optimism has been mostly quashed and supporters are becoming increasingly frustrated at the lack of credible attacking options in Whitney's squad.

This was evident at Gigg Lane on Saturday, as the hapless Simeon Jackson struggled to make an impact whilst his replacement, Amadou Bakayoko, also failed to add impetus to the attack.

Whitney has been speaking to the Express & Star today in a bid to reassure supporters that he is working on a solution to our attacking woes.

'I want to see some new strikers through the door as well.

'We, myself and my staff, are trying harder than anybody to bring somebody in.I have spoken to many people but we just have to be a little bit patient.

'It`s not through lack of effort, we just have to make sure the right people come in.

'We`ve spoken to three or four players but at the end of the day I can`t make them come.

'I have to try to encourage them to come to Walsall and come for the right reasons.And I will still be working hard this week to try to bring someone in. I will try my best but I`m not a magician.'

That's all well and good, but our attacking problems simply won't be solved by just signing a striker. There's a lack of width and an absence of drive from central areas. To be competitive in this division the squad desperately needs one striker, two wingers and another central midfielder.

Unfortunately, that's just not going to happen.






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Writer:TP1992
Date:Monday August 7 2017
Time: 12:44PM

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