DAVID Flitcroft is hopeful of concluding his first piece of transfer business as Swindon Town manager soon and insists there is no need for the club to panic in their recruitment drive.

Flitcroft’s first priority at the County Ground is rebuilding a vastly-depleted squad, with just 10 senior players contracted beyond the end of this month at the time of his appointment on June 5.

Town chairman Lee Power has handed responsibility of the club’s transfer policy over to Flitcroft following his arrival and the new manager is relishing taking on that challenge.

Although the 43-year-old is well aware that the clock is ticking, with the new season starting on August 5, he believes an ill-thought out strategy in the transfer market would be detrimental in the long run.

“It’s something I won’t rush into. We will make mistakes, there is no doubt about that, but I am alright with that responsibility, no problem,” said Flitcroft.

“We are not over the line yet but we are getting closer to getting something and it’ll probably go into the back end of the week or early next week.

“You rush it and get it wrong and it can be catastrophic. We have got eight weeks to build a squad.

“I want them soon, of course I do, but I am not averse to waiting if the right one comes up.

“We speak to players that are on a lot of money and we can’t afford them. If they don’t get fixed up in time, then we might be able to get some real quality for not a lot of money.

“I am making sure I spend the money wisely and maybe wait for that real bit of quality that we might be able to get even after August 5.

“This is a great time for a manager because he is not having to coach, he is not having to train or work on systems of what it might look like from Saturday to Saturday because we have got no programme. I have got two weeks to really prioritise and focus on this.”

Flitcroft has already spoken to a large number of players and agents about prospective signings and the former Bury and Barnsley boss says the club will not be held to ransom as a big fish in League Two.

“I have been speaking to a lot of agents, unrealistic agents who, certainly down south, I am not sure they value the price of money,” said Flitcroft.

“I have a network of agents and representatives up in the north that understand my way of thinking and that the value of money is key.

“Some of the young players that have been thrown at us and the money they want is ridiculous.”