Dundee manager Paul Hartley feels he is one addition away from being ready for the coming season.
The Dens Park boss believes he has a big enough squad to rotate his options during the forthcoming League Cup campaign, but feels he is still one player light.
Hartley wants to challenge on all fronts this year and is hopeful he can find the final piece of the jigsaw before the season kicks off on July 16.
He said: “I think we’re still short of one.
“If we can get one more in before next week then we feel the squad is ready.
“We’ve got to try and challenge on all fronts.”
Hartley’s side are currently being put through their paces at the Obertraun sports complex in Austria.
The manager has been impressed so far with his side’s levels of fitness and commitment.
He believes the preparation will serve them well during the forthcoming campaign.
Hartley said: “The players are in good condition and I’m happy with what they’ve done.
“We’ve been back nearly two weeks and I think we’re ahead of schedule in terms of fitness and sharpness.
“It’s important that we are in a condition where we can last the season. This is where is starts
“We’ll try and work on the shape of the team over the next couple of days and then next week it’s about building up to the East Fife game.
“We need to find a balance over the next four games.
“Everyone has to get game time, but we want to win games.”