Ian Evatt is hoping to bring in a further signing before next weekend’s League One opener against Lincoln City.

Evatt is eager to keep improving his squad as the Whites aim to build on last season’s fifth-place finish.

“I would think we’ll hopefully have one more in by the end of next week which will, in my opinion, improve the squad,” he said. “It will improve the options we will have in certain areas of the pitch.

“We are a team very much in a development stage, but we are a team that is functioning pretty well and we’re looking forward to next week.”

Evatt was speaking after the 4-3 win against Championship outfit West Brom. Kyle Dempsey bagged a brace against the Baggies, while Will Forrester and Aaron Morley were also on target.

“I think people will always have a difference of opinion in terms of how they analyse pre-season,” the manager added.

“But regardless of who you are playing against and what competition you are in – and whatever sport you are in – you want to get used to winning and you don’t want to lose.

“Not losing in pre-season, for me, is a huge positive. The last two games have been a huge step up in terms of quality from the opposition but also in terms of what we have done and achieved in the games.

“I think there is still loads to improve on but it is a huge confidence booster to the players to know that regardless of divisions, they can match these teams for large spells of the game.

“If they take that in and replicate that level – with and without the ball, and physically – we are going to be a hard team to stop.”

Wanderers drew 0-0 against Premier League Everton in midweek, and Evatt is pleased his side have attacked both games despite the quality of opposition.

“I think we have stepped up again from last season in terms of our performances and what we are trying to do to the opposition,” he continued.

“It would be easy for us to play against Everton and West Brom and be fearful. It would be easy to sacrifice the ball, try to be hard to beat and manage the game that way, but we aren’t going to learn anything that way.

“We want to be the best version of ourselves and I think what we have seen in these last two games is that when we are at our best, we are a difficult team to stop.”