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Stability the key says Carlos

15 January 2016

Carlos Carvalhal believes having a settled group of players contracted to the club for the long term bodes for a more harmonious squad.

After securing the long term futures of Jack Hunt, Barry Bannan, Atdhe Nuhiu, Glenn Loovens and Sam Hutchinson this week, the head coach has emphasised the importance of stability in the camp.

“Since I arrived, we never do a short term loan even when we have a problem in some sectors of the team,” Carlos told

“When I talk about we don’t need to do a revolution in January, it means I like stability.

“I believe in relationships, the emotional environment that the players have. The players hug each other when they score a goal, when they lose a game they cry with each other.

“Crying? That’s true, it’s normal in football, nobody likes to lose. But we don’t have reasons to cry a lot, we have more reasons to smile and be happy.

“This emotional part is very important to build a team. You just can’t do this if the players aren’t together and players are going back after a few weeks.”

And securing new contracts for a clutch of current players was always going to be a priority.

He added: “The main things I wanted to do before the transfer window started was firstly to organise our house.

“The deals that we are doing with the players that belong to us are the most important things to me at this moment.”

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