Ebbsfleet United boss Daryl McMahon felt his side enjoyed the better chances in their goalless draw at Aldershot Town and said talk of new signings shouldn’t overshadow the performance of his players at the EBB Stadium.

“We probably just lacked the goal that I thought we deserved,” McMahon told BBC Radio Kent’s Charles Webster. “We played some terrific stuff against an excellent team and I thought it was a really good game of football.

“I’m sure both sets of fans will have enjoyed the match, there was lots of good football played from both teams.”

Pressed on whether the club was looking to strengthen in the post-Christmas period, the Fleet boss said it wasn’t for the want of trying but that he wouldn’t be panicked into recruiting the wrong people.

“Goalposts move hourly,” he said, “so you think you’ve got someone done and it doesn’t happen.

“We’ll keep trying and on the phone and see what we can get but I don’t want to talk too much about bringing players in when the boys put that terrific performance in today. And the fans as well, what a great turnout today again.”

McMahon confirmed that the James Alabi transfer saga was over from the Fleet’s point of view and that he has moved on to other targets – but says some of the financial expectations of agents, clubs and players is unrealistic.

“There’s a lot said about us and money, etc, that we’ve got extortionate amounts which we don’t actually have,” he clarified. “Tuesday night I had Aaron McLean who’s a coach really on the pitch and Michael Jordan as sub goalie, two members of staff in the 16.

“People are asking for silly money that we’re not going to do. I’m not going to do it, I want the right people at the club for the right reasons and if it costs a couple of games along the way, so be it.

“I want to build the club, I’ve signed a five-year contract in the summer, I’m looking long-term and for the right people at this club.”

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