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O'Neill won't rush signings

05 June 2008 12:20
Martin O'Neill has conceded the need to bolster his wafer-thin Aston Villa squad this summer, but has urged supporters to be patient as he closes in on transfer targets. Villa's already light ranks have been depleted by the departures of Olof Mellberg, Luke Moore, Patrik Berger and Thomas Sorensen since the end of the Premier League season. However, O'Neill has vowed to be patient in the summer transfer market as he looks to add the right players to his ranks. He told the club's official website: "It doesn't mean that we have to be signing a player every week. We could sign seven in one day. "We knew there would have to be an overhaul anyway, it doesn't matter. "We need an overhaul because this season there will be an extra two places on the bench. That's 18 players for every match. "What you want to try and do is that the players who perform brilliantly for you, you want to strengthen the squad with a bit of quality to help them along. "We have to definitely rebuild. I don't need reminding of that."

Source: ESA