Tranmere recently confirmed the signing of Crewe captain George Ray, and he could be the first of many new arrivals on Birkenhead, judging by Micky Mellon’s comments.
Rovers were dealt a blow earlier this month as James Norwood moved to Ipswich Town, and now the club is in search of new bodies to replace his 32 goals.
Tranmere are on a high after consecutive promotions, but with a squad consisting of players who have been at the club since their spell in the National League they will need to bring in some extra quality.
Ray could be the first of many according to manager Micky Mellon, who spoke to the Tranmere Rovers media team:
“George has a great pedigree at this level, having made nearly half of his career appearances so far in the third tier. This signing is another part of our recruitment plan as we get ready for life back in League One.
“We have been working very hard in order to find the right players who fit the criteria for what we are looking for at Tranmere Rovers Football Club, and we will be hoping to strengthen the squad further over the next few days.”
Mansfield striker Danny Rose is a name which has been linked with the club, but so far Mellon hasn’t commented on potential targets.
For the sake of Tranmere fans the signing of Ray will hopefully be the first of many, as the club will need to bring in more faces quickly if they are to be up to speed in time for the opening day.
Their priority should be to bring in a goal scorer, otherwise Norwood’s goals could be sorely missed and the club could find itself fighting off relegation. The positive is that there are still a few weeks left of the transfer window, but with pre-season soon to be underway it would be ideal to bring in players as early as possible.