An outside back is top of Canberra Raiders’ recruiting wish list after the club conceded its depth out wide has been exposed this season.
The Raiders have sorely missed the experience provided by the departed Adam Mogg and Joel Monaghan.
”Our squad needs some experience in those [outside back] positions. What calibre [of player], that’s what we need to look at,” Furner said.
”There’s not too much around at the moment, [but] with Vidot leaving there’s positions there that need to be bolstered.
”We’ve lacked that mental toughness that comes with experience and confidence.
”We lost two experienced players and what it did [show is that] we didn’t have the depth.”
At this stage of the year, the marketplace is always light on for quality talent.
If the Raiders’ search proves fruitless, they will invest faith in the young talent already at their disposal.
”I’m not going to pick just anyone up, we want to make sure they’re suitable for our team,” Furner said.
”We’ve got some players that have been playing for Souths Logan and also some 20s players, but I also think we need a couple of experienced guys there.”
Raiders CEO Don Furner said they would monitor developments at other clubs with interest.
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