WITTON Albion boss Gary Finley is to make signings three and four.
Full-back Adam Farley and midfielder Jordan King were the new chief's first recruits and they made their home debuts in a 1-0 win over Wakefield & Emley at the weekend.
But it was less than convincing and Finley wants to strengthen his squad before the holiday games at unbeaten Hyde United on Monday and at home to Prescot Cables on January 3.
He said: 'I have spoken to two players and I am expecting their answer in the next day or so. But I can't say anything that identifies them yet.'
That Albion need to find something to make the whole equal to the sum of its parts is undeniable.
Finley, so far, has been dogged by John Davison's problem of having good individuals but a dull side, though not unsuccessful.
Finley's efforts come at a time when arguably their most exciting player, Darrell Dicken, is determined to leave.
He turned up three weeks ago to pronounce himself injured and has not been seen since.
Dicken has been pressing for his release while Witton are insisting whichever club it is interested in him - believed to be Leek Town - should put in seven days notice of approach.
Hyde were First Division title challengers last year when Witton completed a surprise double over them, and they go Ewen Fields on Monday with Mike Moseley requiring one goal to bring up his 100 for the club.