Date: 30th April 2015 at 9:29am
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Football, like time, doesn’t stand still so you’ve got to move with it and that’s exactly what Barnsley are doing with Lee Johnson’s recruitment drive already underway.

Although, as he’s told The Star, this takes time to get players in and ‘patience’ is the key to this but with the nucleus of a good squad in place it gives him something to build on.

‘We’re working hard to try and get players in, but at this stage of the season we’ve just got be patient.

‘We’ve got the basis of a very good squad here, but we do need to add to it. That’s just the natural evolution of football.’

Johnson’s also confident that we can bring the type of quality needed, and required, to take us where we want to go but inevitably, as is also the case with football, players will move on this summer be them under contract or out of contract…. Reports say that the only out of contract player that will be offered a new deal is Lewin Nyatanga.

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Martin Craine had spoken about ‘ending on a high’ and seemed keen on staying but it’s believed that the captain will be moving on too, not that Johnson was giving anything away on that score.

‘It would be wrong of me to comment on the retain list at this stage, but it`s no secret we need improving.

‘It’s an exciting time for the club and a fresh start for everyone.

‘I really do believe in the players and the staff at the club. There’s a real optimism from everyone that we can be successful next season.’

He went onto speak about building a team to give the fans ‘what they want’ and that means a team that they’ll be able to ‘respect and understand’ and for that to be the case they’ll have to ‘deliver’ and that’s certainly the aim!

First and foremost though this season ends with Rochdale coming to Oakwell and he’s keen to end positively.

‘I want us to finish on a high, a top ten finish would be a good achievement.’

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