SHAUN HARVEY has spoken about his commitment to complete "three or four" new signings before the January transfer window closes.

The 51-year-old, Strategic Advisor to the board at The Racecourse, is working hard alongside Phil Parkinson and Les Reed on completing deals for players to give Wrexham's promotion challenge a boost.

A former chief executive of the English Football League, Harvey knows the Reds are even more of an attractive proposition since Hollywood stars Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds completed their takeover of the club last February.

But that doesn't mean it is a foregone conclusion that all players identified as transfer targets will end up putting pen to paper and join Parkinson's squad.

"I am on record as saying that we want to try and bring three or four players in," said Harvey.

"That's not me wanting three or four players, or Rob and Ryan wanting three or four players, that is the manager assessing the squad saying that's ideally what we would like to achieve to give the club the best chance of success.

"That is not a reflection on the players that are here. Phil has worked with the players for six months, some players have achieved and delivered more, some haven't delivered as much.

"Every squad is tinkered with and changed for that purpose so that is the target."

Harvey continued: "We are active and we are really active rather than passively active.

"We are genuinely trying to sign any number of different players but there has to be three parties to an agreement; willing buyer, willing seller and willing player.

"Obviously we are a willing buyer on the basis that we are making the enquiry but the other two parties have to come to the table as well.

"Whilst we might think Wrexham is the biggest club in the world and the biggest draw, and the story here is something that everybody would want to be part of, there are 91 other clubs in the Football League and Premier League saying exactly the same.

"We can't be deluded by our own views of our own club, everybody else has to buy into it as well."

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Wrexham are yet to complete a signing this month and Harvey revealed some of Wrexham's targets heading into the transfer window were no longer available.

"Covid has changed things, that is not just an easy excuse," added Harvey

"The number of players available are less than what you would have expected, and some of the early targets that we felt would be available have been retained by their clubs."

Wrexham return to National League action on Saturday at Yeovil following a three-week break since their last fifth tier outing and Harvey said there had been no need to rush signings through.

"The other factor to take into account is need," added Harvey.

"We had the good run before Christmas and Boreham Wood's success in the FA Cup means we don't have another league game until January 22.

"It was about getting the players in before we had a run of league games so I don't feel we have slipped in time and the circumstances we are trying to address are exactly the same."