Tommy Wright is aiming to have his Corby Town squad finalised by the end of July.
The Steelmen boss’ activities in the transfer market have been fairly low key so far this summer, although the likes of Paul Walker, Connor Kennedy, Kalern Thomas, Jorrin John, Greg Mills and Cleveland Taylor have all committed for the new Southern League Premier Division campaign, which starts on August 9.
Paul Malone has also returned to the club as captain while Edi Appleton joined from Oadby Town.
Wright and his squad are back for pre-season training on Thursday next week and the Steelmen manager insists he is relaxed when it comes to adding new faces.
And he has set himself the deadline of Corby’s home friendly against a Leicester City XI on July 26 to have everything in place for the new season.
“I am fairly relaxed about things, we know what areas we need to look at,” Wright said.
“I am hopeful of completing a deal for a centre forward and that would be a good signing for us, the one we want is someone we can build the team around.
“I want to be in a situation where I have 14 senior players. I want to leave room for some youngsters and then there is the loan market as well.
“By the time we play Leicester at the end of July, I would like to have the squad pretty much finalised.”
Wright is hoping a trials match he has organised for a week on Monday (July 7) will also throw up a few options for the new campaign, which will be his first in sole charge after he was handed the reins by the club’s new owners.
He added: “We have had a lot of players getting in touch and that’s great for us. Corby is a central location and that makes it attractive.
“We will have trialists from all over the place. There are a couple from America and an Irish striker as well so we will give them a chance to impress.”