July is just around the corner, and it brings with it a country-wide ban on smoking in public places, including pubs. Much importantly than that, it also should see within the first week of the month the agreement from the Football League that the CVA proposal made by Ken Bates has been accepted, allowing the club to finally enter the summer transfer market.
The 28 day period of which objections to the CVA can be put forward by creditors expires on the 3rd July, meaning that Dennis Wise should get the go-ahead to start signing up new players, and negotiating contracts from those players who wish to stay on at Elland Road. Wisey had previously admitted that he had missed out on a number of targets due to having his hands tied by the clubs financial issues, however chairman-to-be-again Ken Bates seems confident that the manager has players in his sights and is ready for the green light next week, with at least 6 new additions targeted:
Bates told Yorkshire Radio: ‘Dennis has identified 10 players and has tentatively planned to bring in six of them.”
One would suggest that a goalkeeper would be a priority; according to the official websites squad list we have just 23 first team players with one goalkeeper in the inexperienced Jonathan Lund following Neil Sullivan`s departure to Darlington and the expiry of loan deals involving Brøndby IF`s Casper Ankergren and Reading`s Graham Stack.
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