HUDDERSFIELD Town's countdown to the Championship will gather pace today when management trio Simon Grayson, Glynn Snodin and Ian Miller meet up.
On the agenda will be transfer targets, sorting out the futures of the four players who have contract offers on the table and finalising the pre-season friendly schedule.
It’s 16 days since the League I pay-off final win over Sheffield United at Wembley, but Snodin is more concerned with Thursday, July 12 – when the players report back.
“Ideally, you want to have most things in place by the start of pre-season training,” explained the experienced coach.
“Obviously that’s not always possible, but we’ll certainly be working hard to push things on this week so we know where we are in terms of bringing players in.
“We’ve already had some interesting talks with agents and other clubs, but meeting the players themselves is the really exciting part of the process, and it’s vital that you get a feel for them and they get a feel for the club to see if the fit is right.
“The spirit and unity was a big part of our success and we are keen to maintain that as we go into action at the higher level.”
Keepers Ian Bennett and Lloyd Allinson, utility man Tom Clarke and striker Alan Lee are all considering new offers.
Meanwhile Grayson, now back from holiday, will complete a list of friendlies which already includes games at Guiseley (July 21), Crewe (August 1), Oldham (4) and Chesterfield (7).
“There are some spaces and we could set up some kind of training camp just to break things up a bit,” added Snodin.
Town’s new home kit will be unveiled in St George’s Square tonight (9.30pm).