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McNamara rules out more Catalans arrivals

9th December 2019, 02:40 by Michael Holland

Steve McNamara says he does not anticipate any further additions to his Catalans Dragons squad before the new season gets underway.

Catalans snapped up Toulouse duo Jordan Dezaria and Gavin Marguerite last week, but McNamara expects that will be it for now, and no other signings are in the pipeline.

The Dragons also confirmed the departure of Matty Smith last week after just one year with the club, and McNamara admits that is just the way it goes some times.

"It was agreed mutually," he said. "Sometimes it just happens. A player fits a club and a club fits a player, but unfortunately, that has not been the case."

Meanwhile, McNamara says he is working hard with his players in pre-season to ensure they do not crack under pressure like they did on several occasions last season.

They lost by 20 points or more on eight occasions last season and McNamara says that needs to change in the new campaign.

"We just need to be involved in closer games," he said. "We had some incredible wins and huge highs but very big lows as well. The size of some of our defeats hurt the group and the team. We know we need to play in a way that will get us in games and keep us in games."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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