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16 May 2016

Wide players and goals from midfield are key areas says Mick

Mick McCarthy says recruitment will be crucial for Town this summer with goals again from midfield a focus for Blues.

The Town boss and his scouting staff have earmarked a list of potential targets for the 2016/17 campaign, with the wide positions high on the list of areas that need strengthening.

“It’s important to get our recruitment right this summer but that’s no different from any other year really,” Mick told the Club website. 

“The wide areas are an issue for us. We have lost Tabby [Jay Tabb]. Ainsley [Maitland-Niles] has gone back to Arsenal and obviously Ryan [Fraser] is back with Bournemouth so we need to look at that. 

“Goals from midfield have been a problem for us over the last two or three years but we looked to have got on top of that with Ryan, who certainly contributed in that area. He was a real loss for us. 

“Kevin Bru got a couple of goals, Dougie is a goalscoring midfielder operating in the right system, we need to get Bish [Teddy Bishop] back fit and contributing in attacking areas as well. 

“We certainly need more in terms of goals from our midfield.”  

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