No panic buys from Roy

23 July 2010 09:10
Roy Hodgson won't be making any panic buys. The deadline for signing players able to play in our Europa League qualififer is midnight tonight. Although Hodgson has some concerns over playing his World Cup stars in the qualifying games, he won't rush into signing people just so they can be eligible to face Rabotnicki. "I don't think deadlines are realistic. It takes time to get the people you want and the most important thing is getting the people you want," said the boss. "If you can do things quickly then that's great because you have them in but if it takes time it takes time. "It would be nice to have someone in before the deadline but it's pretty unrealistic and I can't see it happening. "We need to strengthen at both ends and we need to have some very good young players that are really worth working with for the future, so we can hopefully start producing a few more Gerrards, Carraghers, Owens and Fowlers. "We need to strengthen at the top end as well and someone like Joe Cole is very important in that respect, and I hope he won't be the last one."