MANAGER Simon Grayson is delighted to have landed striker Simon Church from Reading but stressed to fans that Huddersfield Town are still working to a strict budget.
Since the departure of £8m Jordan Rhodes to Blackburn, Town have made three loan signings – Adam Hammill, Jermaine Beckford and now Church – and they’ve maintained their position on the edge of the top six.
With a third of the season gone, it’s been an excellent start, but it seems allegations are surfacing in some quarters that Town are a ‘splash the cash’ type of club and can buy themselves success.
Grayson insists that’s not the case at all and neither he nor chairman Dean Hoyle have any intention of putting Town into financial hot water.
"People will look at James Vaughan and Simon Church from Premiership clubs and Jermaine Beckford from Leicester and think we’ve got a massive budget, but it’s not like that at all," said Grayson.
"The lads who have come in and done well for us this season are not household names and they are not costing us a great deal of money.
"They have integrated well into what we are trying to create here and it’s a credit to our staff that they have identified these players. They are certainly not all big-name players who are on big, big wages, because they have to fit into the budget we’ve got."
Grayson has brought in 11 new faces either permanently or on loan since that glorious promotion at Wembley.
"It’s a competitive budget we’ve got, but it’s nowhere near the biggest budget at our level," he added.
"It’s nice when you want to go and get another player that the chairman backs you to do it, but we are working within a budget and we are not going to blow wages, because the club suffers in the long term. Dean is working within a structure, I’m working within a structure and we have to balance the books like every other club."