NEIL WARNOCK:" I WONT OVER SPEND WITH HIS £6MILL "
Neil Warnock believes Cardiff City bench hasn't been "anywhere near" good enough and must be bolstered for promotion charge
By Dominic Booth
Friday 17th March 2017
Neil Warnock has revealed he's holding weekly meetings with Cardiff City's scouting team, as the Bluebirds lay out a transfer plan for the summer.
The Cardiff boss wants to add depth to his squad, believing recent options available to him on the bench haven't been "anywhere near" good enough for a side targeting promotion.
Warnock repeated that he won't overspend in the summer, with a transfer war chest of around £6million likely to be available and the boss ready to make sure wages are "sensible".
The veteran manager also met with the club's finance director this week, as he continues to look ahead to a busy summer at Cardiff City Stadium.
"We had a meeting this week," said Warnock , who wants to bolster whichever positions he can — as long as he has a deeper squad from which to pick a side next season.
He's been unhappy with his limited options in recent weeks, as the Bluebirds were stung by late goals against Queens Park Rangers, Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City to deny them points.
"It changes every week, some players sign new contracts and as we add players to the squad we knock some off the bottom of the list.
"With the chief scout we have weekly meetings, updating positions with availability.
"It's whatever positions we can get a good player, we need a squad.
"In the last few games we've had very little on the bench.
"It's not their fault. If you're going for promotion — no disrespect to some of the lads on the bench — but (they) shouldn't be anywhere near . They should be pushing for it.
"We are thin on the ground.
"We're not looking to spend fortunes. Hopefully we've got sensible wage options without killing the club, that's what we should do."
Warnock also revealed the details of finance meetings, as he looks to assemble a detailed blueprint of the club's spending position.
"It (the meeting) was good," he added.
"They've gone away after we talked about our figures, the approximate wages, what I need to clear.
"It will be about 10 days after the first meeting and then we have another meeting so we can get started."
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