Safety before signings - Simpson

21 March 2011 04:44
Macclesfield manager Gary Simpson says he will not make any new signings until the club's League Two future is secure.The Silkmen are nine points above the drop zone but Simpson wants to ensure safety before planning for next season. [LNB]He told BBC Radio Manchester: "We've got to make sure we're in this division before we can do what we want. I think we've got a cracking little squad here. [LNB]"Hopefully if we can get the points sooner rather than later we can sit down and sort out one or two things." [LNB]Simpson has also stated his main focus of recruitment will be a goalscorer, with only Tyrone Barnett reaching double figures this season. [LNB]"We've probably just been a goalscorer away from being up challenging really," he added.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "But that's not to say these lads aren't going to do it next year so we'll have a little think about it." [LNB]The former Lincoln and Peterborough assistant manager also confirmed he has been scouting non-league football again, after finding players such as Barnett and Ross Draper in recent seasons. [LNB]"I've been asked if we have looked at anybody in non-league like we did with Tyrone (Barnett) and yes, we have," he said. [LNB]"One or two names have been mentioned and we looked at them last year. [LNB]"The problem you've got now is these non-league sides have got the players on contract and they're wanting £10,000-20,000 for them and we haven't got it. [LNB]"That's the problem you have but you never know - someone might just come out of the woodwork who might just do."

Source: BBC_Sport