There have certainly been signs of progress under Russell Martin but you feel it could be some time before we see Swansea City reach top gear under their new boss.
The Swans were lucky to beat Bristol City on Friday but four points from four games is not a dreadful return from a start to the season that in which there has been clear teething issues.
Given he was a late arrival, Martin may well want to finish the transfer window with a flourish but you wonder whether the potential outgoings will dominate the headlines.
We’ve outlined two Swansea transfer dilemmas that are looming over the club right now as 31st August creeps closer…
Whether to cash in on Matt Grimes
It’s a saga that has been ongoing throughout the summer but we should get a conclusion of sorts over the next week or so.
The Swansea skipper has been linked with a move to Fulham and with just a year left on his current deal, the South Wales club risk losing him for nothing next year if they don’t look to cash in now.
Reports have claimed the west London club are yet to offer enough to convince the Swans to sell the midfielder but should they table a significant bid in the last few days of the window, they will have a decision on their hands.
It is said that they’re lining up a loan for Brighton midfielder Jayson Molumby as a replacement but losing their captain so soon after the departure of their top scorer and a change in management would be far from ideal.
Martin has revealed that talks over a new deal have been held but the right offer from Fulham could leave the club with a huge decision to make.
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What to do about Jake Bidwell
Another player that could depart this summer is Jake Bidwell, who just like Grimes has entered the final year of his contract.
Middlesbrough are understood to have enquired about the 28-year-old but have so far been well short of their valuation.
The defender’s contract situation should aid Boro in negotiations and as the end of the window nears, Swansea may find themselves with a decision to make.
Sheffield United left-back Max Lowe is said to be being targetted as a replacement, so Bidwell’s departure is clearly something they’re considering.