Dave Challinor has admitted that the departure of Nicke
Kabamba to Kilmarnock will intensify his search for new signings to strengthen the
The Pools boss revealed that Kabamba's Rugby Park switch
developed very quickly and was a deal that was difficult to turn down given thefront man's contract was due to expire in the summer.
“To be honest, it wasn't something we expected,” admittedPools boss Dave Challinor.
“It has come about very quickly, and it wasn't a deal we sawhappening.
“But we have to look at a short, medium and long-term
recruitment strategy and, with Nicke being out of the contract in the summer
and a bid being made, it made sense on everyone's part to try and get somethingdone.
“From Nicke's point of view it gives him more security
moving forward with a longer contract and for us, it helps us potentially get
one in to the building that we see being with us further down the line in tonext year.”
Challinor has revealed he will now redouble his efforts to
add fresh blood to the squad in the wake of Kabamba's exit but insisted thatany incomings must be the right fit for the Club.
“We've already been at a point where we've been trying tobring people in and I haven't hidden that,” he told us.
“We have had three or four different options which, at the
moment, haven't been successful - but we are trying to move the process on and we'reworking hard behind the scenes to do that.
“If we can bring in new faces to strengthen the squad and
then move people out that's a better way of doing it but when a bid comes along
that the Club thinks is acceptable and of benefit to us moving forward then wehave to look at it.
“We'll keep working hard to bring bodies in, but they need
to be the right ones and, ideally, for the longer term and a bit morepermanent.
“However, as we move closer to the end of January, we might have to look at something a little more short-term, but we'll see how things develop.”