Bristol City: McInnes knows transfer targets
Bristol City manager Derek McInnes is looking to strengthen his squad in all areas ahead of next season.
Having kept the Robins in the Championship and released eight players to make room for new signings, the Scot is now working his way through a long list of potential transfer targets.
His stated priority is to address certain long-standing imbalances in the squad and bring in players who offer something different from those already on the Ashton Gate staff.
The Press understands McInnes wants to recruit a goalkeeper to provide competition for Dean Gerken following the departure of former number one David James at the end of last season.
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He is also in the market for a left-back and a right-sided centre-half, a creative midfielder and a striker.
Although City have already been linked with a number of players in the media, according to McInnes, new arrivals are not imminent.
Yet the manager is working behind the scenes and hopes to recruit a number of new faces before the players report back for pre-season training.
He said: "We have made plenty of inquiries and I'm doing my work trying to get the right types in. We want to get a number of positions sorted before the next season.
"I'm realistic enough to know we will not get all of our targets, but, hopefully, we will bring in a few to improve us.
"There is a lot of work done under the radar to bring in the players we need, but you have to be patient.
"Hopefully, we will be able to bring in the right ones during the summer.
"We have had a few players put our way from countries who are at the Euros and we are looking at that particular market.
"We are looking for types different from those we have already. We want a goalkeeper, a couple of defenders, a couple of midfielders and a striker as well. We are looking to strengthen right across the board."
McInnes intends to build around key contracted players Liam Fontaine, Cole Skuse, Marvin Elliott and Albert Adomah.