STAN TERNENT says it’s highly unlikely he’ll make a new signing before Town’s centenary season-ticket offer ends on Friday.
Fans have been keen to see if the manager makes his first plunge into the transfer market to ensure the £100 offer finishes with an extra flourish.
But Ternent, who is delighted at the prospect of bumper home crowds next season, has emphasised that patience is the key.
He’s been promised funds by Ken Davy and Dean Hoyle, but is adamant they won’t be wasted.
“There are plenty of players seeking clubs but there’s no point bringing someone in for the sake of it,” explained Ternent.
“We’ve been busy identifying potential targets, but some of the people concerned are away on holiday at the moment.
“In addition, the play-off finals have yet to take place while some clubs have still to release their retained lists, so the situation regarding available players might yet change.
“We will be making signings, but we won’t be rushing into anything because it’s obviously crucial we get the right people on board.”
Chairman-elect Hoyle is happy with the situation.
He said: “Stan has been through many close-seasons and signed plenty of good players at previous clubs.
“It would have been nice to get someone in before the season-ticket offer ends, but as Stan says, it’s vital we make the right additions to the squad.
“Like our supporters, I’m eager to see who is going to be coming in, but if we have to wait to ensure we get the best deals, then so be it.”
Striker Luke Beckett, Town’s top scorer for the last two seasons who has been linked with a switch to Bradford, returns from a family holiday later this week.
That could speed up a switch to Valley Parade for the 31-year-old, who has a year left on his Town contract.