JIM GOODWIN admitted his frustrations in the hunt to add to his Alloa squad ahead of the start of pre-season.

The Irishman has so far only been able to bring in the services of veteran striker Liam Buchanan to the Wee County with discussion ongoing with a "number" of players.

Goodwin had hoped to tie up deals for new signings by the end of last week, but revealed his targets were weighing up whether or not to make the switch to part-time football.

He told Advertiser Sport: "I am hoping to have a couple of deals done by the middle of the week, but had hoped to have one or two done by the end of last week.

"But such is the time of the year that these players are all considering their options and one or two boys are not sure if they want to go full-time or part-time.

"It's just about being patient. Ideally I would liked to have had them done by the the start of pre-season.

"I've got to give the boys the time to make up their mind as I want them to want to be here and to make the right call.

"I don't want anyone who is uncertain that this is what they want to do and they need to be onboard with what we want to achieve."

Alloa returned to pre-season training last night as Buchanan joined his new teammates at the Recs for the first time.

The Wasps have cast their net far and wide in the hunt for new signings with Goodwin previously revealing he and his coaching staff are looking at targets in Scotland and England.

But he once again reiterated the toughness of the current market but insisted his desired signings would be "excellent additions".

The 37-year-old added: "We are trying to get the best quality available and there are a few who haven't been able to make their mind up yet.

"If I am able to get them in, then I am sure they will be excellent additions to the squad.

"The market is very difficult right now and there isn't a great deal of part-time players out there who fit the bill for what I'm looking for."