We're on B list already - Moore

Last updated : 04 June 2010 By Bigrich.....

Speaking in todays Advertiser boss Ronnie Moore he's looking to sign a new defence as well as a couple of midfielders as he's looking for quality not quantity.

Moore who has been knocked back by a few players because of not gaining promotion told the 'Tiser that he was now working off his 'B' list;  "We're halfway down that already because the best players have been picked off. That's the disadvantage of getting to Wembley - you're three weeks behind." he said

"We've a similar budget to last year and it's a decent one but there are 12 players still on the books and obviously that cuts down your options. To be fair to the chairman, he's told me that if we need to pay a reasonable fee for someone, he'll consider it."

Moore told of his desire of signing Rotherham born defender Richard Cresswell; "I'm looking for quality rather than quantity and Cresswell is the right calibre. He's a leader and I'd like him here but other clubs want him. I've offered deals to Sharps and Harrison because they're decent at this level and Warne has been offered a 12-month playing contract and will continue to help out with the coaching."

Moore spoke of the hard task of letting players go, especially Pablo Mills; "It was the toughest decision of all because Pablo has been here for four years and has done a great job, He is also one of the highest earners and we can use that finance to bring someone else in."

"I'd like to thank all the released players for their efforts and wish them all the best. No-one stormed out when I told them. I just feel that it is time to turn the club around and bring some new faces in."