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Enfield Town boss George Borg says the chance to develop as a player should be more important than the money the club can offer
Enfield Town manager George Borg says the opportunity for players to join the club and improve with the potential to move onto a bigger side in the future should provide more of an incentive than the financial package on offer.
The Towners boss has already been busy in the transfer market this summer, adding three players to his squad; James Hawes, Taylor Hastings and Neil Cousins, but Borg says the opportunity to develop under the watchful eye of he and his coaching staff and potentially earn a move to a club higher up the ladder is the best thing he can offer to prospective recruitments.
Borg also revealed he was on the verge of making a fourth close-season signing, with an unnamed Conference Premier goalkeeper having agreed, in principle, to move to the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium on a six-month loan deal.
"The boys I’m trying to get in, don’t waste your time ringing me and saying ‘I want this, this and this,’ because I’m not interested," warned Borg. "I just want players that want to come and play and who knows maybe move them onto a bigger club."
Borg has a record of helping players get moves to a club higher up the ladder, with Alex Revell - scorer in the League One play-off final for Rotherham United - just one such example from his time at former club Braintree Town.
"I like to think I can improve these players and sell them on for money, like I’ve done time and time again," said the former Aldershot, Braintree and Hornchurch boss.
"I think we can get more out of them, rather than having one or two big-time Charlies. I know I am good enough to get the best out of players," added Borg.
Whilst a number of clubs throughout the football pyramid in England continue their hand-to-mouth existence, some - even as far down as the Ryman Premier League - enjoy the luxury of far greater budgets, not that Borg feels his side are missing out in that respect.
"I think everyone knows we’ve not got the biggest budget; it’s a case of being cautious and being a good bank manager too," explained Borg. "These boys will come in and get fit and get good coaching.
"We just look at what’s available. If you are a Margate, you can go out and spend and they expect to win the league [Margate finished 11th last term].
"I’ve got some really good, enthusiastic players and hopefully my coaching will make them better players without throwing lots of money at it.
"I’m not going to bring in any players who want bundles of money and I never will," said Borg.
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