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Holmes desperate to go full-time

Nick Holmes
Holmes suffered a difficult season with Salisbury because of finances

Salisbury boss Nick Holmes says he is desperate for City to be a full-time club next season and believes it is important in the Blue Square Premier.

Most sides at that level run with full-time squads and, after several departures last year, the Whites only have one part-time player now.

Holmes hopes the club's new owners will agree with his idea.

"We're desperate to keep it professional. Without a doubt it helps," Holmes told BBC Wiltshire.

The club is currently up for sale and Holmes is waiting on the takeover before he can make any plans for the 2009-2010 campaign.

He only has four players on contract beyond the summer in Matt Tubbs, Robbie Sinclair, captain Mike Fowler and Robbie Matthews who ended the season on loan at Crawley.

Holmes said: "The quicker something happens for us the better it will be. The majority who finished the season I would like to keep.

"They've proven they can handle the league well - we need to probably get two or three players with good experience who have realised play-off dreams of their own in the league or in a higher league.

"I think the majority of them would like to think they'll be here next season but on the understanding that the ship has steadied itself and there aren't going to be pay cuts.

"Obviously centre-halves are a well known deficit that we have at the moment."

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see also
Holmes reflects on tough season
30 Apr 09 |  Salisbury
Salisbury to meet possible buyers
16 Apr 09 |  Salisbury
Salisbury offered for sale at 1
08 Apr 09 |  Salisbury

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