HUDDERSFIELD Town manager Mark Robins hopes some of Town's transfer negotiations will pay off in the next few days as the perfect tonic for their return to pre-season training.
The John Smith's Stadium boss is targeting at least five new arrivals for the Championship campaign which gets under way at Nottingham Forest on August 3.Related content
It's been quiet in the transfer market so far, but things could well hot up this week as Huddersfield Town and other clubs get back down to business.
"I know it can be frustrating for fans because they want to know, but these things can take time and when they drop into place it's something to look forward to," said Robins, who will gather his squad for checks on Wednesday before training in earnest 24 hours later.
"Personally, I can't wait to get the players back in because we want to play good football next season and we want to be in the best physical shape to do that, and the next five weeks are going to give us that platform.
"When I was a player, once I'd had a couple of weeks break I was always itching to get back in and start training again.
"To be honest, it's no different now that I'm a manager."
Robins, who includes a training camp in Spain as part of Towns' preparations, is impressed with the work which has been done at Canalside.
"The players will see a number of changes and improvements and everyone has been putting in an awful lot of work to get Canalside ready," he added.
"We will be having a change of environment with the training camp in Spain, and the facilities we'll be using over there are truly second to none, but it will be hard, hard work for the squad as well as enjoyable and we will be implementing one or two different items in our schedule."Related content