WREXHAM manager Brian Carey will be back at his desk on Monday looking to add to the four close-season signings already captured by the Dragons.
But assistant boss Steve Weaver admitted yesterday that the big Irishman might have to play a waiting game, with players and managers from other clubs still enjoying a summer break.
Weaver, who was to many a surprise choice as Carey’s No 2, said: “It’s all new to me, to be honest, but things seem to have quietened down after an initial burst of activity at the end of the season.
“Obviously a lot of players – and managers as well – have gone away, although it might pick up again a bit next week.
“We are still looking to strengthen the squad as we have pointed out recently and we were pleased to get four of the lads tied down sooner rather than later.
“We have an extensive shopping list of players, but it’s a case of waiting to see if the right ones become available and of course we still have one or two members of the existing squad who have yet to sign up again.
“We fully expect all of them to re-sign for us in the next couple of weeks, but until they have actually put pen-to-paper there is always a possibility that they could move on.”
At the Racecourse, the club’s drive to secure 3,000 season ticket pledges by the end of this month has met with an encouraging response, according to secretary Geraint Parry.
And he pointed out the summer income could help boost the budget available to Carey for his squad-building plans.
“The more money we take at this time of the year makes it much easier to draw up spending plans for the season ahead,” he said.
“What we have noticed is that many regular supporters are signing up for the first time for season tickets.
“Everyone who takes up the offer is more than welcome to come into the ground to choose their own seat, providing it’s not already spoken for, of course.
“Existing season ticket holders should have received their renewal letters by now, but if there is anyone who hasn’t, we want them to get in touch as soon as possible, because we’d also like their pledges back before the June 30 deadline.”
The club is also actively promoting its player-sponsorship scheme, offering individuals or commercial organisations the opportunity to sponsor their favourite player’s home or away shirt at a cost of £250.
At the end of the season the sponsor will receive the personally signed shirt to keep as a memento.