Date: 17th August 2006 at 4:15pm
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Harry is concerned heading into the new season;

‘It is the smallest squad I’ve ever had at the start of a season. ‘We are still at least four players short and a run of injuries would be very bad news for us.

‘We’ve tried for a long list of big signings and the owner has been ready to put up the money for them. But other clubs just don’t want to sell their good players and it has been a frustrating time.

‘But we still have two weeks to put that right and we are still looking to do that. There is no way we can afford to wait until January.”

Fernandes has now failed a medical although has made a significant improvement and the deal is not dead. Kanu waiting on key signatures on his contract with Gaydamek back from business today. Martins is today speaking with three clubs about a possible move. Distin looks likely to move to Middlesborough after being spotted there today.