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Pulis: A Really Great Workout

2 August 2014

Tony Pulis described Saturday's friendly against Brentford as a really great workout with the start of the season just a couple of weeks away.

"We have been to Austria and America and only returned on Thursday morning from a long round trip to the States and a few of the lads felt a bit leggy going into this one but I kept all the outfield players on and it proved useful for the lads. 

“The game got stretched which again was good for us. It was end to end stuff and I thought our boys worked their socks off today. It was a really good game for them to be involved in at this time of pre-season.

"It was really important for them to come through like they did.  The lads worked really hard and can be pleased with their efforts."

In the last week Pulis has added two players to his squad, Fraizer Campbell and Brede Hangeland, and he told us what he feels they can bring to the club.

“We didn’t want Fraizer or Brede to play here today because they’ve played no football and we thought this would be a tough game for them so by going up and playing Forest Green in our other game will have given them confidence and obviously the news that Fraizer has scored a hat-trick will help him.  He has scored goals at the top level and we think he can get more than he did last season, he has good pace and I am pleased to have him as part of our squad.

"Brede was a free transfer, and he lives in London, so it was a no-brainer really. He didn't have the best of seasons at Fulham, he'll admit that, so I'm sure he's got a point to prove."

On the second day of August the boss knows how long is left of the transfer window but he is not keen on a repeat of the last August window for the club. 

“We’ll see over the next few weeks. We’ve got a month. The window doesn’t close till the end of the month so we’ve still got plenty of time,
“One thing’s for sure I won’t be signing a large number of players like the club did last year on the final day of the window.”

Pulis also revealed that Jonny Williams missed the game at Griffin Park due to a thigh strain but he feels that the injury will be clear in the next few days. 

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