Blues' boss says he's looking to build on the solid foundations that are already in place this summer
Phil Brown says plans to 2014-15 are starting to take shape as he looks to bring in ‘five or six’ new players to his squad ahead of the start of the campaign on August 9th.
Brown looked back to last pre-season when 14 players left and 11 arrived for a sign of consistency this time around, with many of last season’s squad here for the new campaign.
But Blues’ boss says he’s targeting half-a-dozen players to come in and give his side that boost ahead of the new campaign.
He said: “We’re an ambitious football club, and I’m an ambitious manager, but we’re not setting out targets for the new campaign just yet.
“I’m pleased with the fact we’ve been able to keep a large majority of the squad from last season here for the new campaign.
“With that base to work from, we should be able to bring a really strong squad together for next season, with the another of five or six new players.
“There’s a lot of time left, obviously a few clubs have got players in already, but a number of teams are fighting for the same players so things can take time.
“I’ve met with probably a dozen players already, and I’d like to think things are moving well with a couple to be able to bring them to the football club.”
Looking back at last season, Brown acknowledges that goals were hard to come by for his team, and makes it clear he is looking to add firepower over the summer.
He said: “We kept the best defensive record on the division, so we won’t want to be making too many changes there as we have a good base to build from on that front.
“But there’s no denying we didn’t score enough goals last season, so that’s something we’ve got to look to improve.
“Barry Corr was our top goalscorer with 13, but he needs help up there, and I’m looking to bring that in over the summer months.
“There’s still plenty of time before our first pre-season game, but all the staff are very busy looking to get the right type of players into the club.”