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Manager Believes Signings Will Add Cutting Edge

1 September 2015

Manager Simon Grayson was delighted with his double-deadline-day recruits and feels they will add a real cutting edge due to the competition they will provide.

Eoin Doyle put pen to paper on a season long loan deal from Cardiff City, whilst Stevie May put pen to paper on a three-year deal after a seven-figure transfer from Sheffield Wednesday.

And the gaffer believes the extra competition they will provide will add an extra cutting edge to his front line.

He told PNE Player: “You need competition for places in the Championship; it is a demanding league, it can be physically and mentally draining and games can be won from the bench and we can mix it up demanding on who we are playing and that extra competition will add that cutting edge that we have perhaps been missing so far this season.

“They both work hard, are good genuine players, but they are both goalscorers. They both know the back of the net is, they are flexible and adaptable, can play in different systems and I think they will fit in well into our dressing room and add to the competition for places we have now.”

The move to recruit new forwards was intensified after the injury to Jermaine Beckford and the PNE chief was very grateful to the owner, Mr Trevor Hemmings, for his support in completing the deals.

“There’s no secret that we were looking for a new striker after losing Jermaine through injury for a period of time and we are grateful to the owner that he has backed us to go and get these players,” he continued.

“We are delighted the players have come here; they have both been looked at over the past 18 months and for different reasons they moved to the Championship when we were in League One – which I fully understand – but eventually we have got to where we wanted to.”

You can hear more from the manager on PNE Player – click here now to watch the full interview.

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