Paul Lambert has warned fans not to expect him to change his transfer policy as he starts looking at the team for next season.
In quotes carried by the Daily Mail Lambert said he had no real intentions of changing how he works the transfer market, even though he knows the work begins now to build and develop the team further for next season:
‘You have to keep building the club up. But if you go for experienced players, the wages are massive. We have to go with what we have got. The philosophy of bringing young lads in is likely to remain. Look at the values of some of them now, I’m pretty sure it’s a healthier place now than when we came in.’
Very few will disagree with the youthful element, but again experience doesn’t have to equate to somebody over 30 years old wanting £60,000 a week.
Experience comes from games and whilst there are gems we should be looking at in the lower leagues and abroad, there are also experienced players who could do a job for us, who wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg but would provide us with a more experienced balance on the pitch and training pitch for the youngsters to learn from.
For too long we’ve looked more at the journeymen aspect on players, who then leave us on a free because nobody will pay to take them, but we don’t need to lurch completely to the other side.
Let’s hope as well as the next Westwood and Lowton, Lambert also finds those around the 25 year old bracket who have the potential to step up, but already have 200+ games under their belt and have that on pitch savvy to help see games out.
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