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We'll play waiting game in transfer market - Wray
SWINDON Town will wait a further fortnight before playing their next hand in the transfer market, according to interim chairman Jeremy Wray.
The Robins have recruited seven new faces so far this summer, and boss Paolo Di Canio revealed recently that he is interested in bringing in two Championship-standard players who have been offered to Town by their agents over the course of the last 10 days.
However, after sitting down with Di Canio at Swindon’s training base on the banks of Lake Garda, Wray has stressed that he will not be pushing transfers through as a matter of urgency, instead giving his manager time to decide where exactly he requires further reinforcements.
“We’re obviously in pretty good shape with the fact that we’ve got seven in early which was the core of what he wanted to do and I just wanted to know what else was left that he felt he needed,” he said.
“The nice thing was that he’s come back and said ‘I want to wait for a couple of weeks to see where I really do need the last couple of people’, so that’s how we’re going to leave it.
“There’s nothing pressing at the moment, he’s impressed with all the boys here and he’s said he wants to keep a bit of his powder dry as we get closer.
“There are three or four positions where he’s said ‘maybe we need somebody here, maybe we need somebody there’.
“I think he wants to wait a couple of weeks and then decide what he wants to go for. Compared to last year, it’s a fantastic position to be in.”
Wray confirmed that Town have received offers for each of transfer-listed trio Alan Connell, Jonathan Smith and Lee Cox.
And he has now left it up to those players to determine where they end up come the start of the 2012/13 campaign.
“We’ve had offers from clubs, it depends more on whether the player wants to go,” he said.
“That’s their right. They’re having discussions with clubs and deciding where they want to play in the future and that’ll happen over the next week or so when we get back.
“We’ve had offers from clubs for certain players and I’ve gone on the record that the likes of Jonathan Smith, Lee Cox and Alan Connell are welcome to go and talk to these clubs and I believe that’s what they’re doing.
“That’s a process that’s largely in their hands in terms of which clubs they want to go to, but there’s been interest in all those players so that’s good.”