Adams takes time to strengthen Steelers

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Sheffield Steelers coach Gerad Adams is to bide his time before chosing replacements for the clutch of players who have left the squad since the end of the season.

Max Lacroix, Jeff Legue, Danny Meyers and skipper Steven Goertzen have headed for the exit door in the time since the Steelers won the Play Off title with victory over Belfast, but despite offering a deal to old boy Rod Sarich, Adams is to take all the time he needs to build the side he wants.

“It’s that time of the year I guess” said Adams.

“Recruitment is always busy as both the club and the players try and do the best deals they can.

“I’ve been a player and I understand that only too well. So far this summer we have had a rule change on import qualification that led us to make one move. On top of that we have seen other moves to take place.

“We have a plan on recruitment, what we need and what we hope to achieve and working towards that right now. I won’t be pushed into early signings for the sake of early signings.

“We will do what we believe is the best for this club both today and going forward. Those that leave us do so with our best wishes, thanks and respect for the job they did here.

“Every day, in fact every hour of the day we are working on recruitment trying to find the right players and the right mix of players that can bring continued success to the club.

“I’m more confident every day that will be the case and fans will see that by the start of the year”