Westley ready to make his move
Boro boss Graham Westley has admitted to compiling a dossier of potential signings next month but insisted he will not disrupt the current squad unnecessarily. While the playing budget at the club remains as tight as ever due to the economic climate, West
Boro boss Graham Westley has admitted to compiling a dossier of potential signings next month but insisted he will not disrupt the current squad unnecessarily.
While the playing budget at the club remains as tight as ever due to the economic climate, Westley has been told by the board that they will consider any player proposals he puts before them.
Chairman Phil Wallace has been impressed how Boro have mounted an automatic promotion challenge so far this season and does not want to let the opportunity of achieving Football League status slip by.
"I have not got any money - the board have said if there is a deal that we want to get done they will do all they can to back me," Westley, pictured, told The Comet.
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"I've obviously got to be very careful in what I do put before the board.
"The chairman and the board recognise that we are in a great position and they want to make sure they give us the best possible chance going forward."
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A deal to bring Tamworth striker Nick Wright to The Lamex Stadium reportedly hit the buffers when the player couldn't agree personal terms but Westley refused to be drawn on specific targets, preferring not to alert rivals to his intentions.
"To be honest we have been in contact with so many clubs to make sure we perm as many options as we can," added Westley when asked about the Wright deal.
"I'm not sure if I want to bring anyone in at the moment for fear of disrupting the squad as it is.
"But we have got to make sure we know what is out there in case we want to do something.
"When the squad is fully fit we're fine but a couple of injuries in certain areas can make it look a little fragile. But I don't want to undermine what we've done so far."
It seems Westley is keen to bring in another forward to supplement his strike force, which has blown hot and cold this season.
Charlie Griffin, the man brought in to replace Steve Morison in the summer, has showed signs over the last couple of months that he is coming to terms with life in Hertfordshire but Westley looks eager to bring in reinforcements in attack as Lee Boylan and Yemi Odubade have struggled with injuries so far this season.