Paul Dickov has intimated he is two pieces away from completing jigsaw for the forthcoming campaign.
Latics' manager currently has 20 contracted professionals.
"We are possibly two players short, wide left and a striker," he explained.
While the search continues, Dickov says it is important they are the right players.
"We won't be rushing in as we have to make sure they are the right characters to fit into the team," he explained.