Date: 9th August 2015 at 5:38pm
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Head coach Tony Pulis has admitted a few nerves ahead of our Premier League opener against Manchester City on Monday evening and he’s said we need to be patient when it comes to new signings.

In quotes carried by the Daily Mail, Pulis explained that all these years on he still gets nervous ahead of the opening game of a new season with the anticipation and excitement it brings and non more so than this year as it’s the first time he’s had the group for a pre season build up.

‘The experience makes you more aware of what is around the corner and what could happen. It’s apprehension as much as anything else and the determination to get through another season. I’m chalk and cheese from when I started but society has changed, compare what was going on then and what’s going on now. If you’re not prepared to adapt, especially in football, you’ll get left behind.’

With new signings Rickie Lambert, James McClean and James Chester all in line for their competitive debuts, it’s definitely an exciting time for the gaffer but he still has a focus on strengthening the group further.

He also confirmed that new Arsenal loanee Serge Gnabry wasn’t yet a the fitness level he wants him to be at, so he’s a week or two off making his debut.

‘They (fans) will be the same as me, they will be waiting for some players to come in. They want some players, we want some and the dressing room wants some. It’s important you get good players and you have to be careful. I’ve always worked with the material I am given and that’s always been my philosophy, to try to squeeze everything out of everybody. The club has a good structure and we haven’t made too many changes but most things are in place.’

On the transfer front we continue to be linked with Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet but it’s reported our £7.7million offer isn’t yet in line of their £10.6million valuation, and it’s also said we are close to a deal for Zenit St Petersburg striker Saloman Rondon.

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