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Tranmere Rovers' boss Parry gets cash for new players
ROVERS' boss Les Parry has been told cash has been made available for him to make some new signings.
The manager has been desperate to inject some new blood into his squad and described the news he can go ahead as "a massive turn of events."
He said: "I had a meeting with the chairman on Sunday.
"He's sat down with the rest of the directors and there’s some money available to bring in new people.
"It means we can actually go out and sign somebody, without any of our players having to be sold first.
"It isn't a great deal of cash available, and we’re going to have to be careful that we bring the right person in.
"I don't want to be signing people I haven't seen.
"But it's a massive turn of events from the position we were in and is most welcome."
At the time of going to press, Rovers were due to be travelling to Boundary park for a long-awaited rescheduled game against Oldham Athletic.
The fixture, which was originally slated for Boxing Day until heavy snow led to it being postponed, will be the first time Rovers will have played competitive football for three weeks And Parry is more than keen for play to resume.
He said: “We were able to get back on grass on Saturday for the first time in more than two-and-a-half weeks.
"We had an eleven-versus-eleven practice game and the lads were rusty, to say the least.
"I was watching them and remember thinking ‘thank God the game was off on on Saturday!’ “If we’d have performed like that it would have been awful. So it was a good chance for the lads to sweep away some of the cobwebs.”
The club have lost 14, won six and drawn three of their league games so far this season and are currently third from bottom in the League One table with 21 points.
They travel to MK Dons this Saturday and are at Prenton Park next Tuesday for a rescheduled game against Yeovil Town. Kick off will be a at 7.45pm.
The fixture was originally due to be played last Saturday, but was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
“After a break the form book goes out of the window, it’s the team which comes back least affected by the recent period of inactivity that will do better,” said Parry.
“The Boundary Park match is an absolutely massive game for us. We’ve also got Oldham at home in a couple of weeks as well, so if we can avoid defeat it would be a great result because we’ve got two other hard away games after that, so we need to come through these three games as unscathed as we can.”
All juniors aged 16 and under will be admitted to the game for just £1.
Tickets can be purchased in advance or cash can be paid on the turnstiles, except the main stand.
For more details go online to www.tranmererovers.co.uk.