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Published 15th June 2012
....to sign for him – but he says there is room in his squad for two more.
Last week’s additions of Nathan Campbell and Jordace Holder-Spooner means that the Dragons already have a full starting eleven and complete substitutes’ bench signed up for the 2012/13 campaign.
However, Bristow says that another two players are needed to complete the jigsaw.
“There are a couple of areas where we are still a player short so we are looking to bring a couple in,” he said. “Time is on our side though, so we can afford to be patient and wait for the right players.” Town look well stocked in terms of goalkeepers, right-backs, central midfielders and right wingers – but Bristow says that other areas still need strengthening.
“The left side is one area where we are lacking a body,” he admitted. “We have got cover at centre-back in Nathan Campbell, Stuart Lake and Robert Rice but we are looking at players who can cover a few positions, maybe left-back and left-sided centre back.
“Jordace Holder-Spooner is very lively and can play in attack but that is another area where we need a body. There will be plenty of strikers around though, so we are in no rush.”
Basingstoke beat off competition from Hampshire rivals Havant & Waterlooville to sign midfielder Campbell from AFC Totton – with Town assistant-manager Kevin Braybrook playing a big part in his decision to move to the Camrose.
“It’s a good move, a good club and good management,” Campbell said. “I’ve worked under Kevin Braybrook before and he’s a quality coach and that’s what made my decision to join the club.”