MILLWALL boss Neil Harris says work is continuing on drawing up a list of targets in preparation for next season’s League One campaign.
The club recently released 18 players with Harris, who took over from Ian Holloway in March, obviously determined to stamp his mark on the new squad.
The Lions struggled in front of goal last season with Wigan Athletic and Blackpool, the only sides to finish below them in the table, also the only sides to score fewer goals.
A striker would seem a priority but Harris must also address concerns at the back – only Blackpool and Fulham conceded more in the Championship last season.
“It's certainly ongoing,” Harris said. “We’ve identified a lot of players we are keen on and we would like to bring to the club.
“As I’m finding out as a new manager, it isn’t always that straightforward.
“There’s a lot of factors to take into the equation but we are certainly looking at bringing players in.”
But Harris won’t rush any potential acquisitions, highlighting the importance of assessing more than just a player’s ability.
“I think football has changed to what it used to be,” he explained. “There’s different aspects now and player management is certainly one.
“Recruitment is a big part now, in-depth recruitment. We’re going down the route of wanting to get the right character as well as the right player.
“There's a specialist in the job now, (Head of Recruitment) Andrew Mills, and him coming in is certainly part of that recruitment process.
“If that helps us get the right personnel on and off the pitch, then perfect.”
Harris also said the club are busy finalising plans for pre-season opponents.
“We’re getting there, all will be revealed soon.
“Pre-season is normally difficult for Millwall with police always overzealous, and policing costs, so we will take that into the equation.
“But it’s a work in process.”