AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor admits he is keen to further bolster his ranks over the coming days after a fruitful week in the transfer market.

Challinor moved quickly to replace departing captain Tom Hannigan with Barrow star Steve Williams before pulling of a major coup with the signing of star winger Brendon Daniels from Harrogate Town.

Several of last season’s squad have already moved on following the club’s decision to go full-time but Challinor insists he is not going to make any rash signings.

“We have contract offers to four or five players at the moment, both new and current players, and we will have to wait and see what happens. We are in no rush at the moment to get all our business done, it is far more important to get the right players.

“Hopefully over the next week or so we should have some news, however the signs are positive already. Mill Farm is a great selling point for us and people want to come and play here.”

Speaking his two new boys, Challinor said: “Steve brings us experience and he is a real physical presence. Defensively he brings us a bit more power. He can play with the ball at his feet and he is a leader along that back line.

“The defence looks like it will change quite a bit from last season. We knew what the situation was with Tom Hannigan and we knew we need to act quickly to try and get someone in. Steve fitted the mould we were looking for.

“He’s local and he only lives around the corner from the new stadium so it’s ideal for him too. Hopefully his experience from playing at a higher level will add to what we’ve currently got.

“We spoke to Steve two years ago when he was leaving Macclesfield but it didn’t get done and he ended joining Halifax. When we knew he was interested in coming this time around then it was an option we wanted to explore and thankfully we have got a deal done.

“I’m really looking forward to working with him and I know he is relishing this new challenge.

“With regards to Brendon, he had a fantastic season with Harrogate last year and we were one of a number of clubs interested in signing him. We are reliant on people buying into the journey we are on and Brendon has done that.

“We want players who can potentially get better, but at the same time we need tried and tested and Brendon scored 20-odd goals last year in this league. When you add that to what we already have it makes us very potent in front of goal and we are always looking to add quality to the team.

“Harrogate had a very good season and they are a forward thinking club, but the lure of a brand new stadium and state-of-the-art facilities was a big factor for him.

“We know we still need improve and it will be a tough pre-season with big changes in the squad but come the beginning of August we need to make sure everyone is integrated and that we are prepared.”