St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has described the days before the transfer window shuts as the “most crucial in my time at the football club.”
Signings remain a priority for the Perth boss but he pointed out: “It’s another week gone past and we have no new players in.”
Saints go into today’s clash with Hibs without the striker Wright has been hoping to recruit and he insisted there is no downplaying the importance of the next week-and-a-half off the pitch.
“The club is fully aware of who I want,” he said.
“I know the club is working hard on targets but it’s another week gone by and we haven’t managed to get anything done.
“Let’s hope we can get them because the next 10 days before the window shuts will probably be the most crucial in my time at the football club.
“We need players in. It is as simple as that.
“There is usually a bit of a lull at this stage and there is always a flurry of activity late on.
“Does that always work though?
“I prefer to get my business done earlier but that hasn’t happened for one reason or another.
“But hopefully something will happen next week.”