McGlynn frustrated as signing talks stall

METHIL;'The Gilvenbank Hotel Football Tournament ;'RAITH ROVERS V SOUTHEND; JOHN MCGLYN'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON
METHIL;'The Gilvenbank Hotel Football Tournament ;'RAITH ROVERS V SOUTHEND; JOHN MCGLYN'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON
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RAITH Rovers’ search for reinforcements ahead of the start of pre-season training have stalled.

John McGlynn returned from holiday on Saturday and hoped to tie up some new signings before his squad reported back for work today (Thursday).

However, the Raith boss had been frustrated in his attempts to bolster his squad, and confessed that

“Things are not going to plan - if it was I’d have exactly what I wanted,” he told the Press.

“Players are either not committing or have ended up going somewhere else.

“The early signings went very well - but now things are not quite fitting into place as I’d have liked.

“Our net has widened a bit more and will continue to do so until we get a positive answer.

“It may be some players who are sitting on the fence may be willing to come in during pre-season - and then we can take a look at each other.”

McGlynn admitted that he has been surprised by the hesitation shown by players who are out of contract.

“Strangely, players are choosing to keep their options open a lot longer than I would have expected them to,” he said.

“I thought, given the cut-backs at most clubs, players would be happy to get some form of an offer and accept them.

“It would seem that players are holding out for better, and I suppose in some cases they might get it, but others might not.

“It can be dangerous because if I end up going to plan C and get a positive answer, I’ll have to tell plan A and plan B that the offer is withdrawn because we’ve used the budget.”