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Club Working Hard on Transfer Targets

18 May 2016

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After last week's first summer signing, with striker Kristian Dennis coming in, the management team continue to work on targets to strengthen the Spireites' squad ahead of the new season.

Lee Novak, who top-scored for the club on loan last season, but who has since been released by Birmingham City, remains a top target at the Proact.

Manager Danny Wilson gave an update on the progress with the striker: "We're hoping, but there's nothing guaranteed. There will be a lot of suitors for Lee, which is understandable.

"I think he's enjoyed his time here and if we can get towards some sort of an agreement I'm sure he wouldn't hesitate at coming back. That's up to the two parties as to whether we can strike a deal, and if we can that's brilliant but if not then we'll have to look elsewhere."

Whether the signing of Novak is secured or not, Wilson says that incomings are likely within the next few weeks in North Derbyshire.

"We're got a few targets and a few that will come in during the next two weeks or so," he said. "Then we'll wait and see when others may be able to come in.

"We're honing in on certain players, but you do have to be patient. I know fans want to know, they want to know yesterday, but it doesn't always work like that. We'll see who we're able to get in, but you can guarantee that there will be people coming in."

With clubs making public their maintained lists at the season's end and with an increased number of players now available, Wilson talked through how the he goes about recruiting a sought-after potential squad member.

"It really depends on the player," explained Wilson. "If he's of a very high standard then he's likely to have a lot of options and you always want the better players, so it is difficult.

"You want to bring them in, show them around the place and tell them your ambitions. It's good to sit face-to-face with them, instead of through a third party, I like to see the players themselves.

"More than anything it's about whether they want to come here, if they show commitment and a real heart for the club that makes things easier and you can tell that when you sit across the table from a player."

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