Yates eyes one more addition
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:38:00
Manchester United boss David Moyes is relishing the chance to work with Shinji Kagawa ahead of the new Premier League season.
Kagawa joined up with his United team-mates for the first time since May on Monday as United arrived in Japan on the third stop of their tour.
And although Kagawa is not expected to feature in Tuesday night's game against Yokohama F.Marinos, Moyes says he has had positive reports from predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson about the 24-year-old.
"I know a little about him as a player," said Moyes.
"Sir Alex spoke in glowing terms about Shinji and how good a player he is. I've just met him today, so we're getting to know each other. I'm trying to learn Japanese and he's trying to understand my Scottish.
"It was his first season in the Premier League last year. He's a young player so we hope his development continues. I look forward to working with him and hopefully he has a really good season coming up."
The Town boss has already brought in Jamie Cureton, Troy Brown, Matt Richards, Terry Gornell, Ashley Vincent and loanee Craig Braham-Barrett in what has been a busy close-season at Whaddon Road.
Yates is happy with his progress so far but insists there is one more deal in preparation for the new campaign.
"I am after another specific player, which will probably be a loan, and that will be it for now in terms of signings," he told the Gloucestershire Echo.
"You always want more, but I think we have to be happy with the quality I've brought in and the fans have seen some of the football we're trying to play.
"It's now all about producing it in two weeks' time against Burton at home in our first league game and beyond."