Lambert: I need more
Town boss Paul Lambert is happy that Town are on the verge of securing the signing on Kane Vincent-Young but insists he still needs more additions.
When asked if he is happy Evans has loosen the purse strings, Lambert replied: “Yeah, but I need more. I’ve told him we need strengthening because 60-odd games is a hell of a lot.
“We get on well, we do, and there’s some toing-and-froing. But we do get on well.
“We have some really good footballers here but the balance isn’t right. It wasn’t just right-back – there are a few positions where we’re not strong enough.
“(Luke) Garbutt being out (for a month with a knee injury) means we don’t have a natural left-footer on that side.
“Strikers is another area where we need a little bit more help because Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday is relentless.
“So there are still one or two positions where I think we could strengthen further. We’ll try and get a couple in.”
Lambert has always been insistent that he wouldn’t rely on loan additions this term (only Luke Garbutt), but that could be an area of the market Lambert explores.
“There are some we’ve tried to get in from Premier League clubs but it’s not quite materialised because they are close to their first team,” he said.
“Some might be a first loan, which is not ideal, but we are where we are with it.
“Short-term it can sometimes get you where you want to get to but it’s not ideal or, in my opinion, the right way to build your own team.
“But sometimes circumstance dictates it. I’ll always stick by that.”