Watford boss Adrian Boothroyd is hopeful of making several new additions to his squad before the transfer window shuts at the end of the month.
Boothroyd is preparing his Hornets squad for life back in the Premiership, having snapped up five new players this summer.
However, he is aware that he needs more additions to ensure the Hornets can compete and try to survive in the top-flight.
He said: "We are still trying. I think it will be easier when the season starts, because it will create a trickle-down effect.
"At the moment, everyone wants to keep all their players, but I think the clubs will start to loosen up a bit.
"Before you know it, we will have players in, although I'm sure it will be a mad scramble at the end of August.
"I want two players contesting every position on the pitch. At the minute, I'm two short."
Boothroyd has so far brought in defensive pair Chris Powell and Danny Shittu, midfielders Damien Francis and Albert Jarrett and Hungarian striker Tamas Priskin.