Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle remains hopeful of adding to his squad before the market shuts.
This summer he has already captured Martin Petrov, Robbie Blake, Marcos Alonso, Ivan Klasnic and Tom Eaves.
Boss Coyle said: "We would love to strengthen - ask any manager up and down the country and they will tell you the same thing.
"This pre-season has been difficult. Some years it is easier than others to build teams, purely down to finance. But we don't moan about it.
"I think it would be fair to say we won't have a 25-man squad but whoever I ask to play and wear the shirt, they will do it with pride.
"I'd have absolutely no fears about the squad we have got.
"We'd love to get one or two to help them, but if not, we will get on with it and we will do our utmost to win each and every game we enter into."
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