Still room for three new signings

City boss Glenn Roeder says City won't give up the chase for their summer transfer targets.Roeder believes the acquisition of new players is one of the most difficult facing managers today - but says club officials won't be derailed when the going gets tough.

City boss Glenn Roeder says City won't give up the chase for their summer transfer targets.

Roeder believes the acquisition of new players is one of the most difficult facing managers today - but says club officials won't be derailed when the going gets tough.

“Every day is about fulfilling the needs of the squad now,” said Roeder, who is still aiming to bring three new players in before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

“We are nearly there.

“It is not just me who has worked incredibly hard. There are lots of people in the background who have worked even harder than me to make things happen.

“I have targeted players and (chief executive) Neil Doncaster has spent a lot of time on the phone to make things happen and lots of the phone calls he has had to make have been frustrating.

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“But we are dogged people, we don't give in. There were many times perhaps with (Wes) Hoolahan we could have given in. It took six weeks to get his signature and many times we thought we were there and many times the carpet was whipped from under our feet. But we kept going.

“We are not easily beaten and that's the attitude we want from our players when we are playing football.”

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