Chief executive Chris Turner has revealed that there has been strong interest in the manager’s job since the departure of John Sheridan from the Proact Stadium.
Sheridan was relieved of his duties last week following a disappointing start to the season. Tommy Wright was named as caretaker-manager with Mark Crossley assisting him.
Writing in the ‘From the Boardroom’ column in the Inspire matchday magazine for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie against Oldham, Turner said: “Since John's departure, over 60 people have expressed interest in the job but we’ve decided to allow Tommy and Mark to get on with it and see where that takes us.”
Turner also outlined the club’s determination to strengthen the squad with the addition of several new faces. He said: “After last week’s events, we looked at the playing squad and asked Tommy to explore the possibility of bringing some new players in.
“We didn’t want to bring players in on loan over the summer but the squad is unbalanced so we’re keen to make some additions to it this week.
“We’re looking to strengthen the squad in a number of areas so, by the time we face York City on Saturday, I envisage one, two or possibly even three players coming in.”