Date: 14th January 2013 at 11:57am
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It’s been one of the key points that Dean Saunders has made since becoming the new manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The former Wrexham and Doncaster Rovers manager wants a smaller, hard working squad.

Anyone who doesn’t match this philosophy you kind of get the impression that they will not be around for long if the new gaffer gets his way.

‘We want to get back in the Premier League without bankrupting the club.

‘Football’s no secret. It’s about getting good players to work hard. It’s the same at any top Premier League club. Look at Sir Alex Ferguson (at Manchester United). Anybody that doesn’t work, he gets rid of them.’ Saunders told the BBC.

One of Saunders long term objectives is to cut down the size of the professional footballers Wolves have acquired over the years.

Chief executive Jez Moxey and owner Steve Morgan have already spoken about the need to move on around nine players and Saunders wants to do this not only to save money on salaries but also to have a tighter, more competitive squad.

He continued: ‘I want to have 25 (players), all of whom think they’re good enough to get in the team who, if they get left out, think there’s a chance of getting back in. You see long faces walking round and it’s not good for team spirit.

‘It’s going to take me a couple of years to thin that squad down. You can’t just pay players off and sell them for nothing. A lot of them are good players.’

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