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Chairman Ken Anderson on the club's transfer activity

1 September 2016

A note from the chairman reflecting on the club's late activity in the summer transfer window

Reflecting following the closure of the summer transfer window, chairman Ken Anderson has been pleased with the business conducted by Wanderers.

Speaking to the club in the wake of deadline day on Wednesday, he said, “It has been a very busy transfer window with a number of highs and lows.

“I would however like to say a huge thank you to Phil Parkinson, Tim Breacker, Lee Anderson, Paul Aldridge and Simon Marland for burning the midnight oil for days leading up to and including deadline day.

“We were able to bring in a total of five new players on the day itself with James Henry, Sammy Ameobi, Ben Alnwick, Keshi Anderson and Tom Thorpe all arriving at Macron Stadium.

“Those five players were brought in to give the squad a better balance and give cover for our extensive injury list, but everyone is happy that we have managed to strengthen the team as a whole.”

He continued: “In the process, we rejected a number of approaches and enquiries for several players right up to the last minute, but the priority was always to keep the key members of the squad together and improve it rather than cash in.

“This season’s aim is to do whatever we can to try and get promoted, but at the same time, work with a plan to build a sustainable financial foundation going forward.

“We are still working under the restraints of the transfer embargo, but are working closely with the EFL to do whatever is possible within those restraints.

“Obviously, we were disappointed to have to release several players, but the manager thought that they would develop more by playing games and with the exception of Kaiyne Woolery, they are all loans and hopefully will return at the end of their temporary spells all the better for the experience of getting regular games under their belts.
 
“Now that the transfer window has closed however, our player focus will now move towards strengthening our Under-23 and development squad and looking towards the future.”

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