I reckon it's pretty obvious that, like most teams, we'll be picking up mainly out of contract players, or taking a punt on unknown youngsters like Josh Stones. Seeing as contracts don't officially end till next Thursday, the lack of signings is no cause for panic. If in a fortnight we've not signed anybody it might start to be a cause for concern but not till then.
Unless, of course, your propensity is to look on the downside.
The lack of transfer activity isn't an indication of us having no money to improve the squad. Hardly any transfer business has been done so far even by clubs with millions in parachute payments.
We supposedly blew clubs out of the water on wages last summer in L1 with Wyke and McClean apparently being on something like 8k in a division where the average wage was around 2k. So it seems the ownership is clearly ambitious and willing to invest.
We aren't going to be crazy and double the top earner or anything like that but if it was true we were offering 8k in L1 I imagine we'll be willing to push that up a few grand to attract better players. It's not going to be top money for this level but it would be competitive and probably not a million miles off the type of wages we were paying before admin.
I think we'll be sensible in going for realistic targets and competitive in our offers without being excessive.
But even if we had a very low budget it may be harder but not impossible. We've seen with a good eye for talent and the coaching ability to bring out the best in what you have - you can be very competitive without the money.
I don't mean we are skint by the way, I am merely talking about our potential budget constraints, and what that means when we look at potential incomings. We did make quite a bit of money from January sell on's, its more what budget we have been given, and what our aims are for this season, if it is to stay up, then we will be focussing on signing frees and loans, and hopefully those will include good business.
Personally, I do think we need to make some form of investment in younger players who have the potential to sell on for a major profit.
I just hope the new regime play hardball compared to the previous owners when it comes to selling players, you see players in this division now potentially go for high 7 or 8 figures, we should be holding them out for that, as well as making sure that those players are tied down to contracts where it cannot be taken advantage of.
Rotherham have signed RWB Peter Kioso, 22, from Luton on a three-year deal. A key player in MK Dons' promotion push last season, making 38 appearances in all competitions.
The type of deal we should be doing to be honest. Hopefully it's a sign Fossey is on his way, otherwise that's another promising player - at a good age in a position we could do with adding to - that's headed to a potential relegation rival...
I think we've all been patient but I think most teams are at least off the mark now with deals so we really need to get a move on.
This window is all about quality over quantity. Due to building a squad from scratch we didn't have any senior players apart from Massey out of contract. I'd say our second string is stronger than any second second string we have been promoted from League One in any previous season. We just need to sign a few players to strengthen the starting 11 and add something to this group of players.
I reckon around 5 signings overall probably a couple of loanees amongst that, likely to be much later in pre season once Premier League clubs assess youngsters and who they want to loan out.
Rotherham had several out of contract and just lost Smith. They will need to make a lot more signings than us this window.