DAVE Challinor says Hartlepool United may have to be patient in sealing deals on loan and for free agents - while it's understood progress is being made elsewhere in the transfer market.

Pools are in the market for new signings as Challinor looks to build a squad capable of sustaining their place in League Two.

So far, they've acquired the services of Australian defender Reagan Ogle after the 22-year-old signed on a permanent deal last week from Accrington Stanley. 

However, certain parts of the market are proving to be an uphill task. 

While the free agent pool is sometimes a good place to start, some players are using the market to gain profit before committing to a new club according to the Pools boss. 

"There’s lots being done" said Challinor.

"There are players that are in circumstances at their previous clubs where they are getting paid severance which in some instances is more than what they are offering in different places.

"There will be more things where players potential contracts kick in on 1st August.

"We are spinning plates, we are going to look at players and are looking at players.

Pools were very savvy in the loan market last season and used the maximum allowance of players for a National league side. The likes of Luke Armstrong, Lewis Cass and Brad James had huge roles to play in the side last season as they went on to achieve promtion.

While talks have taken place with several clubs surrounding potential loan options, Challinor admits they may have to play the waiting game there too with parent clubs pulling the strings.

"We have spoken to lots of teams around potential loan players that can come in strengthen but as I’ve said before with loan players, they’re ultimately the property of other teams and we’re being dictated to, as you would expect, by those clubs.

"They might want to keep lads in a little bit longer so they want to keep them in during pre-season and they’ll want to use them to take up minutes that other players don’t want to use.

"It may be for us that it’s a couple of weeks down the line until they sort of come to fruition if you like but as long as we’re in dialogue with the teams and we know that there is a potential for us to sort of to do something then I’m comfortable with that.

"What we’ve got to do is make sure we use the first part of the season to evaluate and reassess where we are at and make sure moving forward we get stronger. I certainly think we’ll do that like we did last year."

While certain parts of ther market are proving to be difficult, that doesn't mean to say that Pools can't come to agreements with club's over sales as they look to bolster their numbers but clearly, the quick turnaround for the new season is becoming a quick reality. 

The club have returned to full pre-season training this week and play their first friendly of the summer away to Northern Premier League side Runcorn Linnets on Saturday. A number of trialists are expected to be involved.