Date:Sunday October 7 2007
Steve Coppell only went into the transfer market twice during the summer transfer window but he has admitted that he probably will be making some buys in the January sales.
Only Emerse Fae, who became the club record signing, and Kalifa Cisse were signed in the summer, but more arrivals could come in January as Steve Coppell told readingfc.co.uk, "In January we have to strengthen this squad, not because we are in any kind of panic situation but because of a desire to be a player in this league rather than a bit-part.
"Every signing you make is a gamble but it is amazing how the more you pay the less of a gamble it is - and you want the odds stacked in your favour as much as possible."
He has always been reluctant to pay more than the going rate, but he now appears to except that this is something that could be needed to attract the kind of player that will be needed to help us get away from the danger zone, "We have scouts all over the place and a refined network trying to isolate the players we think could help us. I always say it is a fairly limited market that we work in because of the perception of Reading but it is amazing how money talks. It can be very persuasive on occasions," Steve Coppell also told readingfc.co.uk.
"We might have to pay more than the going rate for a few people to make ourselves stronger, better and more resilient in this league."
Join Vital Reading
It's easy to register, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved as the season unfolds!
Boss hints at international break relief (Tuesday September 2 2014)
Deadline day round up: One in, one out (Tuesday September 2 2014)
Deadline day rumour update (Monday September 1 2014)
Club to be 'active' on deadline day (Monday September 1 2014)
Gaffer pleased with Royals' determination (Sunday August 31 2014)
Stats: Middlesbrough v Reading (Sunday August 31 2014)
Cox goal secures good away victory for Royals (Sunday August 31 2014)
Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Reading (Saturday August 30 2014)
Key man watch: Albert Adomah (Saturday August 30 2014)
Middlesbrough (A) Match Preview (Friday August 29 2014)
|18. Leeds Utd||5||2||0||3||-5||6|
|LUFC Smith surprised by Leeds exit
» Leeds Utd : 02/09/2014 19:55:00
|No issues for keeper
» Middlesbrough : 02/09/2014 19:53:00
|M&M Ready To Resist All Temptation
» Ipswich : 02/09/2014 19:31:00
|Oscar And Brezovan Re-homed
» Brighton : 02/09/2014 19:30:00
|LUFC Cooper distances himself from Leeds job
» Leeds Utd : 02/09/2014 19:26:00