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Saunders focus on small squad

It's been one of the key points that Dean Saunders has made since becoming the new manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The former Wrexham and Doncaster Rovers manager wants a smaller, hard working squad.

Anyone who doesn't match this philosophy you kind of get the impression that they will not be around for long if the new gaffer gets his way.

'We want to get back in the Premier League without bankrupting the club.

'Football's no secret. It's about getting good players to work hard. It's the same at any top Premier League club. Look at Sir Alex Ferguson (at Manchester United). Anybody that doesn't work, he gets rid of them.' Saunders told the BBC.

One of Saunders long term objectives is to cut down the size of the professional footballers Wolves have acquired over the years.

Chief executive Jez Moxey and owner Steve Morgan have already spoken about the need to move on around nine players and Saunders wants to do this not only to save money on salaries but also to have a tighter, more competitive squad.

He continued: 'I want to have 25 (players), all of whom think they're good enough to get in the team who, if they get left out, think there's a chance of getting back in. You see long faces walking round and it's not good for team spirit.

'It's going to take me a couple of years to thin that squad down. You can't just pay players off and sell them for nothing. A lot of them are good players.'

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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 14 2013

Time: 12:00PM

Your Comments

I wish he would tell us who the good ones are because 80-90% are bloody useless ad if its going to take 2-3 years to get rid god help us.
kiawolves
Yeah the silence is a lot to bear, especially as we are in the middle of the transfer and as yet, not a word. I sincerely hope players coming in dont hinge n needing to get rid of the likes of Stearman... cos lets face it we are never getting 1.8mil for him. Just read on Sky that we've apparently had some 17 year Dutch striker on trial ... guess til the flag drops we wont know for sure.
AdMant
oh well, looks like we cant even afford a 17 year old ... If moxey wasnt earning millions each year, and morgan coining it off building contracts courtesy of WWFC I might be inclined to accept our frugal approach... but they are.
AdMant
I agree with your general point, AdMant, but I am not too disappointed with the outcome in this particular case. With MacAlinden and Cassidy we have a couple of highly promising youngsters and it would send out the wrong message to them if we brought in a 'rival' from abroad. Signing up an established striker with a proven ability to score goals is another matter.
Southbank60
Just champing at the bit here Southbank :) no news of any offers on our players (perhaps unsurprisingly) and even less news on new recruits. The 11 we have are easily capable of survival, but that certainly has to be the lowest of our expectations for this year, and if we want to move forward we need more Sakos and less Stearmans.
AdMant
 

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