Absa Premiership

Tinkler prefers a smaller squad

2017-05-29 18:00
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler plans to make new signings, but in order to keep his players happy, he does not want an overly large squad.

The Citizens were surprise packages of the PSL last season, finishing in third place despite being in existence for less than a year, following their takeover of Mpumalanga Black Aces.

The challenge now will be to replicate or improve on their bright beginning, and Tinkler says he will look to go to the transfer market.

But the club are unlikely to bring in too many new faces, unless they decide to let some players go.

"There are a few areas where we want to look at and just strengthen the squad in terms of the depth that we have," Tinkler was quoted as saying by Mzansi Football.

"We are not planning to increase the numbers. I think it (a small squad size) worked for us this season. That is what kept that unity in the squad.

"The minute you start adding more numbers, the more chance of players not being involved and it's those players who become rotten apples and start spoiling everything and dragging this one and that one (down) with them."

There is also, however, the reserve team to consider, as Tinkler explains:

"I think our numbers will remain the same but what also becomes important - and we have that opportunity now - is to ensure we have a good (MultiChoice Diski Challenge) team.

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