Nigel Clibbens says the transfer market is set to “really hot up” as Huddersfield Town target midfield and striker signings.
The club chief executive has so far overseen the arrival of goalkeeper Joe Murphy, the return of Lee Peltier, taken up the option of a further year for Danny Ward and autographed new deals for Joel Lynch and young striker Harry Bunn.
Chairman Dean Hoyle confirmed Town are still looking to strengthen the spine of their Championship line-up – with midfield and the frontline centre of attention – and Clibbens expects himself, director of football operations Ross Wilson and manager Mark Robins to be glued to their mobiles.
“We are trying to get a few more in but we are not going to be rushed, even though I expect there to be lots and lots of activity in this transfer window,” said Clibbens.
“The previous two transfer windows have been pretty quiet, but one or two new owners have now come into the league and a few new managers, and that always means an increase in the level of activity.
“I would expect things to really hot up now players are returning to their clubs for pre-season training – it tends to bring things to a head.
“That’s why I’m expecting an acceleration in activity and there are one or two things we are looking to do but, as always, we are looking for the right people at the right prices and they have to be the right fit for us.
“It’s all about value for the club and the right players with the character and ability we want.”
Town’s senior squad are having fitness assessments for the next two days before returning to the training pitch at PPG Canalside on Thursday.
So what additions are needed?
“We’ve done a lot of work on being very specific about the players who fit our requirements,” added Clibbens.
“Dean, Ross and Mark have talked long and hard about the need for us to get more experience and more nous into the squad, because we have a young squad with not many Championship games among them.
“It’s really important the people coming into the club settle quickly and make a big impact.”
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