Port Vale's manager says he is still looking to strengthen his squad.
Michael Brown says that he was hoping to complete deals this week, but they have not come off.
He said: "That's the nature of where you are, they come and go - different circumstances at different clubs.
"We probably thought we would have two in the door, which we didn't.
"We're still looking at lots of positions, lots of areas, and trying to improve us."
Brown was speaking ahead of their first home game of the season, against Wycombe Wanderers.