Anderson on SL VIISteve Anderson has given an insight into how he will be choosing his squad for Super League VII.Anderson has stated that he will not be rushed into any signings and is rigid in sticking to the budget that he has been set, which he believes is enough to field a competitive side for 2002."I have spoken to most of the players individually, particularly the younger players' and they know where I stand."Now it's all based on performance. I know the players are in the market, and that is their prerogative, but what I'm hoping to do over the next six weeks is to display to them what I value in terms of coaching. Hopefully the players and their managers are smart enough to know that they are going to develop under me. So I'm trying to sell myself as well and I'm not going to be rushed into anything."It is an incentive for the players. If they are not prepared to take the challenge, I don't want them because everything in Rugby League is a challenge. It's a competitive sport and every week players are confronted with challenges. So this way it is going to indicate to me whose up for it and who's not."So it's a case of 'Boys, you're on trial. There's a contract here but you're going to have to perform and you have six weeks in which to show me your wares'."In the meantime, if I think a player is ready I will call them in."
16, Aug, 2001