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Ian Baraclough keen to get 'the right players' for Sligo Rovers
The Bit O' Red boss has indicated that negotiations with the club's title-winning squad are ongoing and revealed that he is seeking out new English based players
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A number of players have already departed the Showgrounds, with PFAI Player of the Year Mark Quigley and defender Jason McGuinness opting to join Shamrock Rovers. Nevertheless, several players have committed to the club for 2013, including goalkeeper Gary Rogers, while Ireland under-21 international Aaron Greene recently re-joined the club after being released by Shamrock Rovers.
Speaking to sligorovers.com, the former Scunthorpe manager said that the club was still in the process of conducting negotiations with players from the 2012 league-winning squad.
"We’re still in talks with more players from last season’s squad," he said. "It is a lot of activity but we’re doing the right thing for the club and squads are not completed overnight."
He continued: "I think we’re in a very good position. It doesn’t matter to me if the squad is completed in December or in the last week in February. I want players that are right for Sligo Rovers, ones that want to come and play here and work with us.
"That is the most important factor in building for the new season because you have to bring in players that are driven."
Baraclough has also been using his contacts in England in order to seek out appropriate additions ahead of the 2013 season and said that he had been attending games in England over the past few weeks.
"I’ve been going to, on average, about five matches a week in England in the last few weeks looking at players that will offer that us a fresh impetus," said the Sligo boss. "There are players that I‘ve targeted and some through contacts of mine and we‘ll work on that in the coming weeks."
He added: "We’ve lost two from last season as it stands and I think that was always on the cards. They chose to move on despite all our efforts.
"But overall, we’re very much on track and if it takes days, weeks or months to find the right players to complete the squad, that is what we’ll do," concluded Baraclough.
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