Grimsby Town: 'Four or five' Mariners signings on the horizon
GRIMSBY Town could be set for a flurry of transfer activity after joint boss Rob Scott confirmed that the club is looking to bring in 'four or five' new faces in the near future.
So far, the Mariners have made only one addition to their squad for next season, drafting in young striker Andy Cook from Barrow on a two-year deal, with an option of a further year.
But Scott says fans should not be concerned about what may seem to be a lack of activity in the transfer market, reassuring them that he and fellow boss Paul Hurst are working behind the scenes to tie-up deals for a number of new players.
And he wants a number of those to be in place before the Mariners return to pre-season training on June 27.
Speaking to the Telegraph, he said: "We don't want the fans to be anxious about new players coming in.
"Both Paul and I know what we want and we are working on those in order to bring them into the football club. When that will actually happen, only time will tell.
"We are hoping to bring in four or five players in the early part of pre-season and then see where we are with a view to hopefully bringing in a couple more."
Scott added that the post-season transfer market can be a tricky time for managers with so many players looking for new deals.
But both he and co-boss Hurst are working hard to ensure that the right players are brought to Blundell Park ahead of the 2012/13 season.
"We are looking at the right players that fit into our way of thinking on what we want" he added.
"Last season we brought a lot of new players in early on because we wanted put our own stamp on the squad by adding players that we wanted.
"This year, we've already got a good base and we now feel that we just need to add those bits of quality in certain areas. We are not going to name those players, because doing that can sometimes come back to haunt you.
"We will keep chipping away at the ones at the top of our list, but there are always those nice hidden gems that suddenly become available that prove to be fantastic signings.
"Agents are being very cagey at the minute and, unfortunately, as much as we would like them to, players aren't going to jump on the first offer they get, but things are bubbling away."