HAYES and Yeading boss Garry Haylock has urged supporters not to panic over the lack of transfer activity at Church Road, insisting he is waiting for the right time to pounce.
While left-back Gary McDonald is the latest player to depart, joining Blue Square South side Havant and Waterlooville on a two year deal, there have been no new faces for fans to get excited about, but Haylock is not pressing the panic button any time soon. He was in talks with a centre forward last week but decreed the player would "not suit" his team's playing strategy for their assault on the Blue Square Premier.
"We're just trying to hold our nerve at the moment," said the United manager.
"There are a lot of players weighing up their options with many trying to stay in the Football League or a little bit higher.
"I've got my eye on a lot of players but for me it is very much about quality rather than quantity. Meanwhile, I am trying to sort out my own players at the moment."
And while Haylock is confident of securing the services of the nucleus of his squad for the foreseeable future he was disappointed to lose McDonald and particularly Steven Gregory, the central midfielder who has joined AFC Wimbledon.
"Steven is a very talented individual and a symptom of doing well is when other clubs come in and nick your best players," added Haylock.
"He did things very professionally and kept me informed of his plans every step of the way.
"He will be a big loss."