Nigel Clough says Burton Albion are making progress in their bid for new signings.
Clough is keen to further bolster his squad ahead of the end of the summer transfer window on August 31, with a striker his primary target now following the long-term injury sustained by record signing Liam Boyce in pre-season.
Albion brought in Middlesbrough goalkeeper Connor Ripley on a season-long loan and confirmed the return of defender Tom Flanagan on a two-year deal last week.
But they are still looking for a couple more new faces at least in the coming weeks - and Clough says that talks are ongoing over several players.
"We are making a bit of progress," he said when asked for a transfer update following Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Hull City.
"Conversations are going on at the moment over three or four players, so we'll keep working on it."
Albion's squad took further hits ahead of tomorrow's trip to Middlesbrough at Hull, with Stephen Warnock likely to be ruled out through injury and Jackson Irvine suspended for one game after being sent off in the first half.
Could Clough respond to that with any deals ahead of kick-off at the Riverside Stadium?
"Jackson won't be involved because he got sent off, but everyone else will be (available) from Hull," he added.
"Stephen Warnock won't be, so Damien McCrory will come into the reckoning.
"We'll see if we can get a loan or two in before Tuesday."