Cumbrians defend transfer policy

04 February 2009 09:34
"There were other things happening right up until the last minute, we were hoping to get another couple of players and unfortunately that didn't happen, which is sometimes the way that it goes. We are all very, very disappointed about that," he said.The Cumbrians paid a transfer fee for one player - Joe Anyinsah, who joined from Preston for an undisclosed fee last month."We have now got the biggest wage bill that we have ever had at the club," Allen said."Obviously we are very, very disappointed with Saturday's performance (the 2-0 home defeat by Colchester) and there will be lots of people very frustrated about that. Nobody is saying that it is acceptable at all."However...it's not all doom and gloom. We have had some very, very dire performances and we know that we have got a bit to do but there has also been the excitement there," he added.Carlisle currently lie 18th in League One, six points above the relegation places after going three games without a win."We are going to do our best with the club," Allen said. "We couldn't foresee the 11 matches that we only got one point out of."Since Greg has come on board, in the next 10 games he got 18 points so that is top of the table stuff isn't it?"So we know that we have got a lot to do and we are just going to do what we can," he said.Allen has also revealed that the club received no further offers for top scorer Danny Graham before the end of the transfer window.

Source: BBC_Sport