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SAINTS are unlikely to rush into the transfer market in a bid to bolster the squad ahead of the UEFA Cup clash with Manchester City.
Saints currently have 16 full-time professionals on their books as they returned to pre-season training today following the summer break.
Yet, despite the prospect of a bumper pay-day against City, the club will not be splashing out, according to boss Mike Harris.
He told us today: "The new stadium in Oswestry is our first priority and I think we have a strong enough squad to make an assault on the Welsh Premier."
Meanwhile, manager Ken McKenna is savouring the forthcoming tie.
"You don't expect to play Premiership clubs at this stage of the competition," he said.
"They are an enormous club and we're going to have to work hard to do ourselves justice."
The tie is also a great introduction for new signing Simon Davies (above), the former Manchester United player, who looks likely to make his Saints debut in front of a full house at the City of Manchester Stadium.
Simon's big match experience will be vital and he said today: "I can't believe we've drawn them, I just hope I'm selected to play.
"I never had a chance to play a Manchester derby in my time at Old Trafford."
22 June 2021
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