Stevenage in talks with Agyemang

Former QPR and Preston striker currently out of contract

Stevenage are in talks with Patrick Agyemang about a possible deal.

The striker, who spent a spell on loan at Boro last season, left QPR when his contract expired this summer and has been training with Stevenage these past few weeks.

Manager Gary Smith is looking to strengthen his strikeforce ahead of the new season, a job which has taken on even more importance following Craig Reid’s move to Aldershot Town last week.

Speaking to the Comet today (Wednesday) about whether a deal could be on for Agyemang, Smith said: “It could be.

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“Pat is here, we’ve had discussions with him and I’d like to think that we could work something out.”

The striker is among one or two players Smith is looking at, although when asked whether he would be dipping his toes into the loan market the Boro manager added that he would prefer to make permanent additions instead.

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“If the need unfolds and there’s a necessity to bring in players [on loan] then there are clubs I could lean on and bring in a body that could be helpful,” Smith said.

“At this point [though] I want to add players that are permanent and will have a future with the club.

“Look at the players that have been added already. They’ve plenty of mileage in them to continue down that road.

“I’m pleased with the sorts of players that we have. Yes, we need some strength in depth but we’re making sure that they are the right characters and that they are the right technical individuals.

“We’ve all got budgets to work with and we have players that we can look at and feel that we can bring in, but it takes time and takes investigating in.

“There are a lot of players out there [but] I think players out of contract, more so this year than any other, are seeing that clubs are tightening their belts.”

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