Plymouth Argyle manager John Sheridan will not rush into making further signings, as the wait to replace Conor Hourihane continues.
The League Two outfit have signed goalkeeper James Bittner, defenders Kelvin Mellor, Peter Hartley, Carl McHugh, midfielder Lee Cox plus strikers Deane Smalley and Reuben Reid so far this summer, but lost club captain Hourihane to League One side Barnsley for an undisclosed fee last month.
Yet Sheridan, who previously won the fourth tier title as Chesterfield boss in 2010-11, will only make additions that fit into Plymouth’s budget and player profile, and believes the remote location of the Devon club is proving to be problematic when it comes to attracting potential new recruits.
“When you’re talking to one or two they’re still asking for the money that they were on at their last club,” the former Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder told BBC Radio Devon today.
“That’s not the situation anymore – I’ve got a budget I have to stick to and a type of player I can afford.”
With regards to an unnamed player, the 49-year-old added: “I’m getting a few knockbacks, but we’ll carry on. A lad we thought we were going to get, but the distance and where we are in the country has put him off.
“I understand that – it’s a shame because I would have liked him to come. It would have been a loan deal for a year, but he’s at his club and he wants to stay there.
“It’s a lovely place to come, but you’ve got to want to play football.”