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8 May 2014

Manager on building for the new season

Darrell Clarke will not be rushing the recruitment process at Bristol Rovers this summer.

The manager has been unhappy with the balance of the squad, and wants to make sure he can put that right this summer.

He said: “I won’t be rushing recruitment, I won’t be jumping in and signing players. Recruitment for me, hasn’t been right, so I have to get it spot on.

“There are going to be a lot of players who want to play for Bristol Rovers, but that doesn’t mean they are the right players. It is about doing the home work on players who want to come to this club. 

“I have said all season that I think the squad is unbalanced, so now is my opportunity to try and put the balance right. 

“We won’t be going for players who don’t have the hunger, the desire and the ambition that matches the supporters, myself and the football club.

“I would rather have quality rather than quantity. You need to have a mixture and it is up to me to get the balance of the squad right, and make sure the squad has all the attributes in it to combat everything.

“There will be new faces, and I spoke to the players under contract yesterday. 

“We have to get that united front back. Sometimes it takes a club to hit rock bottom before you start rebuilding.”

For the full interview visit Gas Player.

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