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15 July 2014 : Johnson In No Hurry To Replace If Morgan Leaves
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has said that he is unlikely to go hunting for a replacement for striker Adam Morgan if he does leave the club. The Glovers boss confirmed yesterday that the former Liverpool academy product was not part of his future plans, shortly after the player was spotted on trial for fellow League One side Chesterfield on Saturday.

With the first team squad already holding Kieffer Moore, Sam Hoskins and James Hayter from last season, and new recruit AJ Leitch-Smith having signed from Crewe Alexandra, this is not a part of the pitch where the club are currently short of options, especially given that winger Joel Grant is also capable of playing in a front line role. As such, Johnson told BBC Somerset that he didn't see a replacement as one of his priorities if Morgan did leave the club:

"I'm pretty happy with what we've got. The forwards seem to be scoring - I think Sam (Hoskins) has got a couple, Kieffer (Moore) has got a couple and AJ (Leitch-Smith) has got a couple, and we know that Joel Grant can play up there if we need it as well. So it's certainly not a priority. If the league started tomorrow then I'd be happy with our squad, to be honest with you."

Gary also explained that the current squad he is working with will be more or less the one that he starts the 2014-15 season with - only waiting for a handful of players to get over training ground knocks before he is able to see all of his first team players. At that point onwards, he hopes he will just be doing occasional squad tweaking:

"When everybody is fit we think that we've got a decent 18 or 19 man squad. Then after that it will just be a case of finding out if you can get better than what you've already got - as you always try to do. That's the nature of the game, but in which case we'll have to move out before we can move in."


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