Pearce to be handed more transfer funds

    Wardle said: “With the new TV deal commencing next season, we are all conscious of the importance of the current campaign.

    “We have already further invested in our wage bill, even though football has once again experienced wage inflation.

    “And, while our financial position continues to improve, the board are aware that we need further investment to maintain our challenge in an increasingly-competitive and high-finance Premier League.”