Money eyes 'tough' signings
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Richard Money claims new players find it difficult to cope with life at Walsall.Walsall boss Richard Money claims new players find it difficult to cope with life at The Bescot Stadium.
Money is looking to make a number of signings in the summer transfer market but is only prepared to bring in players who are prepared to face the wrath of the fans.
He knows the Walsall faithful can be critical of underperforming players and doubts whether some of his targets would be able to handle the pressure.
"I'm not being negative or critical - and I would not want this to be seen as a criticism of our supporters - but this is a tough place to play," Money told the Express and Star.
"A lot of young supporters look on this as a Championship club but our history suggests it isn't.
"There's a demand and expectation on the players sometimes which can make life difficult for them.
"Are the new players going to be able to handle that criticism?
"We need tough players on the pitch who can blank out the criticism and still be able to perform."
Money is understood to have held talks with Spencer-Weir Daley and Jack Lester in recent weeks before turning his attentions elsewhere.
Walsall return to pre-season training on Monday with injury-hit central defenders Ian Roper and Allan Picken back to fitness.