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Manager Speaks Of Hard Work Behind The Scenes

27 November 2014

Simon Grayson tells PNE Player of the hard work going on at the Club with regards to bringing in players but feels his squad is strong enough to cope whatever happens.

Speaking ahead of the Yeovil Town game on Saturday, the gaffer insists he and the staff at the Club have been putting the hours in to try and sign players before the 5pm loan deadline today but Grayson knows his squad can cope should deals not happen. 

"I think yesterday I did my yearly allowance on my phone in 24 hours, making a number of calls, it was a frantic day in terms of trying to speak to a lot of managers and a lot of agents and try and see what players were available. 

"I don't think supporters realise how much work goes in behind the scenes, not just with myself, to try and secure some deals and it can be a frustrating afternoon, day and night but something could change and you've been given the green light. 

"One thing that I've been given is a green light to go and bring in players and how quickly it can change. I was told over the last two weeks that a player was available but when I made the call got told he wasn't available. 

"These are all things we have to deal with but it's part and parcel of football but I've said all along we've got a real good squad and we've got some good players. We felt that the players that we were going to bring in last week and even this week were the icing on the cake as such but we have got some good players so it's not all doom and gloom.

"It could change later today, we could have somebody in by five o'clock, I'm still constantly working to get somebody in but the thing you've got to do is you've got to make sure you're bringing players in who've got the right quality, no point me bringing in players that are no better than what we've already got. 

"It is only a six week gap or so before the January window opens when we can go and analyse the whole situation again. 

To hear more from Simon Grayson on potential incomings, Saturday's trip to Yeovil and more, go to PNE Player for the extended interview.

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