FC Edinburgh boss Alan Maybury happy with squad despite failing to add on transfer deadline day

FC Edinburgh boss Alan Maybury insists he is happy with what he has to work with despite failing to add to the squad on the final day of the summer transfer window.
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The only piece of business at the Meadowbank outfit yesterday was the exit of defender Michael Travis who has joined Lowland League side Berwick Rangers on a permanent deal.

And while admitting a couple of more bodies through the door would have been a nice bonus, Maybury believes he has the personnel to compete towards the top end of League One.

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"Of course we would have liked a few more in but it's about getting that balance right," he told the Evening News. "I generally believe down the spine of the team we've got what we wanted. We've done pretty well bringing in some new faces as well as keeping the core of what got us promoted last year, so that was really the plan from the outset. We've managed to do some good business and started well on the pitch so I'm fairly pleased.

FC Edinburgh manager Alan MayburyFC Edinburgh manager Alan Maybury
FC Edinburgh manager Alan Maybury

"I'm convinced over the course of the season we'll need everyone so you need that strength in depth. I'm not set in playing our strongest XI every week because sometimes the tactics and formation will change to suit the opposition."

Edinburgh currently occupy fourth spot in Scottish football's third tier ahead of tomorrow's trip to face league leaders Airdrie.

Maybury added: "We played them in the first League Cup match of the season and we used that as a marker to see where we were at. It gave us a good idea of the standard and what we were going to be up against. They've really kicked on these last three or four years and have been really consistent under Ian Murray and now Rhys McCabe.

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"But we go there knowing what to expect. We are aware what they're good at but also their flaws. We know we'll need to be right at it from the first whistle. We've had a taster having already played the likes of Dunfermline and Falkirk so we need to try and be that little bit better."