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All quiet on the transfer front

The January transfer window is apparently open but little movement has been seen at St Mary's or elsewhere. This month should be a busy one for Saints, with new manager George Burley looking to mould the squad to his style.

The manager has already stated he feels Saints have too many players:
'We've got a squad of 32 and that for me is too big. We need healthy competition, but I like it to be lean and mean. I'll be looking to wheel and deal to try and build a squad for the future'

So if he's planning to make the squad leaner we can assume he will be moving on more players than he brings in. Dennis Wise has already left the club after himself and Dave Bassett were overlooked for the manager's job.

Its easy to see what Burley means about the size of the squad, for some time now its been way too heavy on quantity without having enough quality. It's a shame he hasn't had a bit longer with the squad to truly assess everyone, especially considering half the first team have been out injured since he joined.

Its likely striker Ricardo Fuller could be one of the first to leave. Fuller was brought from Pompey by Harry Redknapp, but the Jamaican has struggled to score regularly for Saints.

Brett Ormerod is another striker who hasn't scored enough goals, but its unlikely both him and Fuller would go without another experienced striker coming in, to balance with the promising young strikers we have




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Writer: Stef C Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 3 2006

Time: 5:06PM

 

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