Neal Ardley has spoken of how Notts County were going in for a player but just before the signing could be completed, it turned out he would be out for six weeks.
The Magpies boss also elaborated on other players who could be coming in, with one decision seemingly close and others in the pipeline.
Ardley was speaking after Saturday's 3-3 draw with Colchester, a good performance that was still beset by defensive issues and yielded one point despite Notts being 3-1 up.
“We had an offer in for a player which was agreed and all ready to go, but he had a little niggle and was told it might be seven to 10 days,” he told the Nottingham Post.
“But then we find out he has got a fracture in his foot and he is out for six weeks.
“That was a blow because that one was done and dusted. Until they have signed on the line, and pulling the shirt on you can’t ever be sure.
“But we have another offer in for a player that we hope will be in next week. I will be disappointed if he isn’t.
“There are another couple of players who have gone away to make decisions on what we’ve put to them and hopefully they will be positive ones.”