Roeder stands by loan policy

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Norwich manager Glenn Roeder has defended the policy of filling his squad with loan players after the club's slow start to the Championship season.

Roeder has eight loanees in his squad including Leroy Lita, John Kennedy and Ryan Bertrand but insists he has no choice thanks to the squad he inherited from Peter Grant when he took charge last October.

Roeder told the club's AGM: "The squad I inherited, in my opinion, was probably the worst squad I've ever worked with. That is why so many players had to leave in the summer. We didn't change a team, we had to change a squad - 17 players. Most managers have to deal with a turnover of three to four players but it was a total rebuilding situation."

He added: "Nothing would give me more pleasure than to have a squad totally of our own players but where we are right now that is not possible. Everyone knows that if they are honest with themselves. I'm not going to try and con you say all the loan players and signed players have been a great success.

"But what I don't accept, and I don't care if you all in here disagree with me, is that those loan players do not love playing for this football club."

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