Friday 9th June 2017
SONS boss Stevie Aitken says he is edging closer to adding to his 2017/18 squad despite still having another week of his holiday to go.
“It’s been a busy two weeks,” said the manager who contacted us yesterday.
“We’re at the point of agreeing terms with players and we will have some news early next week.
“I’m aware the frustration that supporters feel, but Ian and I are working very hard and we are confident that things will fall into place.
“Contracts for players we are targeting are just at this point coming to an end and we also have to factor in holidays.
“There’s absolutely no panic.
“We also have to look at the shape of the squad we want. There are a lot of factors and you always have to have a few targets as a lot of things influence things.
“Sometimes, just when you think you have got your target, something scuppers it at the last minute.
“So, we have to make sure we are prepared for whatever happens.”
With two games confirmed for the pre-season campaign Stevie confirmed a third fixture.
He said : “We’ll play the Bankies at home on the 15th July and on the 8th we’ll be at Coatbridge.
“We’ll also play Partick Thistle at home on the 11th of July.
“Our training schedule is pretty tight with the competitive games starting in the Betfred Cup on 18th July.”