Paul Jewell is hopeful of adding to his Ipswich squad before they begin their npower Championship league campaign against Blackburn at Portman Road this weekend.
The Town boss admits he has had little luck with the transfer market in the past few weeks but vowed to remain patient following their 3-1 victory over Bristol Rovers in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.
"It's been a really frustrating few weeks," he said.
"We've thought we've had deals tied up and then things have happened.
"What could have gone wrong has gone wrong but we've just got to be patient."