Ardley has set his sights on seven new players ahead of next season, and Ardley believes that with top scorer Adebayo Akinfenwa rejecting a move to the MLS in favour of Kingsmeadow, players will be more willing to move to Wimbledon.
Having released Sammy Moore, Ross Worner, Jack Smith, Mark Phillips and Alfie Potter last month, Ardley now has a bigger budget to work with, some of which was used in Akinfenwa’s new contract.
He told Dons Player: “If I’m honest, it’s brutal out there. There’s a few clubs out there throwing silly money at it. We’ve got to be more patient.
“I can assure you that in the three weeks before I went away on holiday I was very busy. I’ve got more meetings planned, second meetings, third meetings, but sometimes agents play games.
“We’ve got a few in mind and we’re hopeful that over the next two or three weeks that a few will be coming through the door.”
Ardley wants to push for promotion next season, having dropped away from the play-offs in the run in at the end of last season.
And now with Akinfenwa retained at the club, Ardley just needs to add a few more names to push for promotion.
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