CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mark Collier is maintaining a relaxed approach towards the summer transfer window and says he will not bring players in ‘for the sake of it.’

Collier has already brought club legend David Pratt back to Hardenshuish Park for a third spell while club captain Greg Tindle has recently announced he is leaving the Bluebirds, despite previously committing his future to Chippenham.

Other Town players to sign new deals for next season include Nat Jarvis, Will Puddy, Will Richards, Kieran Parselle, George Rigg, Harry Rutty, Dean Evans, Callum Gunner and Yan Klukowski.

No more summer signings have been made just yet, and the Chippenham chief said he is in no rush to add numbers to his squad in early June as players can often become more readily available towards the end of the month.

And while Collier is keen to add quality to his ranks, he does not foresee those deals happening until players have completely decided their own futures.

He said: “It’s a very busy time of the year for us as a management team, but it’s a very quiet time of the year for players because they’re making decisions and coming and going between clubs.

“Sometimes you can jump in too quickly and maybe players become available in two-or-three weeks’ time.

“I’m mindful of that situation, experience tells me sometimes it’s best to just sit tight and wait.

“We’ve got the spine of our team settled, we need to strengthen, that’s an obvious statement, and we will do that within time.

“We’re not going to bring people in for the sake of it, we are speaking to people currently and waiting for t’s to be crossed and I’s to be dotted with a few players.

“I’m sure there will be some movement over the next couple of weeks, but at the moment, we’re ok with what we’ve got.

“We want to add some quality to it and we certainly will do that.”

Following Chippenham’s 13th placed finish in last season’s National League South table, Collier is keen for his side to become further established within the division and is banking on a solid start to help them achieve that.

The experienced manager is lining up a series of friendly matches during pre-season against teams that he feels will help his squad return to competitive action in the best possible shape.

Collier said: “We’ve got five or six friendlies lined up – we’re just waiting on Newport County.

“We normally play them, but there’s been a little delay with that because they were in the play-offs, but we’ve got some local teams ready and all the games will be geared towards the players getting match fit for the start of the season.

“Pre-season will be tough, as it always is, but everything is with a view to the first weekend in August, when our league campaign starts.”