Martinez cagey on incoming players

, 17 January, 0comments  |  Jump to most recent
Roberto Martinez provided a summary of the squad's Spanish sojourn this week and an update on injuries in his press conference this morning but, predictably, he was giving nothing away when it came to the identity of possible incoming reinforcements.

The Blues have just returned from a few days of warm-weather training in Tenerife, a break that Martinez described as particularly beneficial to new signing Aiden McGeady who was able to bond with his new teammates and ramp up his fitness after having played so little since November

The manager confirmed that while he would by no means be ready to play 90 minutes, he will be in the squad for Monday's trip to West Bromwich Albion. Sylvain Distin has boosted his team selection options, though, after resuming full training but it is still too soon to say Ross Barkley will return, although Martinez said his fractured foot is healing well.

Martinez brushed off the suggestion that Kenwyne Jones was Goodison-bound following speculation in the press that the Stoke striker was prepared to go on strike in order to force a move to Goodison.

He reiterated that his main focus will be on bringing in a striker to replace the outgoing Nikica Jelavic and that he and his staff know the type of player they're after but admitted the club will take their time and are prepared to wait until the end of the window if that is what it took to land the right man.

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