New signings at Chesterfield remain elusive.
Despite only having a dozen professionals signed on plus Hibs striker Eoin Doyle, who is expected to complete his protracted move shortly, Paul Cook is taking his time in revealing his hand.
Speculation has surrounded the likes of Alan Navarro of Swindon Town and Southend United defender Ryan Cresswell, formerly of Rotherham United, both still under contract as well as free agent Romy Boco, who was with Accrington Stanley last season.
With many players away on holiday, business was always bound to be slow at this time but with the Spireites set to return to pre-season training in mid-June, recruitment for the start of the pre-season build up is every manager’s priority.
Cook, who has pulled the reserves team from the Central League, wants a smaller but better quality squad at the Proact Stadium for the new season.
However, he’s still a way to go just to put out a team with a full complement of substitutes.
One criticism Cook had last season, the quality of the playing surface, is being addressed. The entire surface of grass has been removed and will be re-seeded as the club hopes to get a surface equivalent to the bowling green one witnessed in the first season at Whittington Moor.