PETER JACKSON'S own future looks like being tied up long before any new signings arrive at the McAlpine.
The Town manager - who will lead his promotion -winning squad on an open-top bus ride to a civic reception tonight - has had positive initial talks about an extended contract.
Town's board hope to agree new terms with the crowd favourite in the next few days to tie him to the club until well after next season's Second Division campaign is over.
Jackson, meanwhile, has had tentative talks with prospective new signings - Chesterfield's Chris Brandon among them - but will not complete any transfer business until he returns from holiday later this month.
Town's chief executive Andrew Watson, who has made Jackson a new contract offer, said:
"Peter and I had a great chat and will meet again in the next couple of days.
"There is a willingness on both sides to get things sorted because Peter and the club want this to happen in equal measure, so it was a good, positive meeting.
"Peter has been made an offer and, quite naturally, is thinking things over, but we do hope we can get things concluded positively in the next few days."
Jackson confirmed talks had gone well but is already concentrating the bulk of his effort into squad building.
"I have started a little bit of work on trying to get players in but nothing will happen until I'm back from holiday," he said.
"I have had some tentative talks, but there won't be a flood of players coming in like last year - probably four at the absolute maximum.
"I am very happy with the basis of the squad and the young lads will have benefited greatly from the experience of this season. We are bound to get linked with any number of players, especially now we've gone up, because we are an attractive prospect.
"Anyone who saw the amount of fans we took to Cardiff and the atmosphere is bound to want to come here, so I will probably talk to about 20 players overall."