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Lack of transfers concerns Baker

Cheltenham Town chairman Paul Baker
Paul Baker has been Chairman at Cheltenham since 1997

Cheltenham chairman Paul Baker believes the club may have to review their recruitment strategy after finding it difficult to attract players.

The Robins, who are 23rd in League One, have managed to sign only two players during the transfer window so far.

Baker told BBC Radio Gloucestershire: "The issues are often not about money. It's about not wanting to come and fight in a team that might struggle.

"We've got to be realistic, but we also need to keep looking."

The arrival of Josh Low from Peterborough on Saturday was only Cheltenham's second permanent signing during the summer transfer window.

Three players have been signed on short-term loans which expire within a fortnight.

Baker added: "I know how hard manager Keith Downing has worked, and sometimes there have been genuine reasons why players haven't come here.

"But we hope to do a long-term loan for a young striker with a view to a transfer permanently, and also another wide man.

"We don't have the scouting network of a Leicester City, but Yeovil seem to bring in players from non-league with some success and our record of attracting players from northern clubs is poor."




see also
Winger Low lands Cheltenham deal
29 Aug 08 |  Cheltenham
Cheltenham 0-4 Leicester
30 Aug 08 |  League One


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