WANDERERS boss Gary Waddock has taken his first two big steps towards strengthening his side next season.

Just nine days into the close season he has already given two potential new signings the grand Adams Park and training ground tour in the hope of winning their signatures for the start of next season.

Neither have agreed anything yet and he won’t be revealing their identities until any deals are done and dusted.

Despite making such a sprint start to his squad rebuilding programme, the gaffer was back behind his desk yesterday as he bids to build a squad capable of winning promotion back to League One at the first attempt.

He said: “I am in at the office because I’ve got a squad to build.”

But even though Waddock is ahead of the game with two players already having been given the Wycombe walkabout the manager has warned fans they will have to be patient before any new signings are announced.

He is expecting players to play the field this summer and wait to see what else is on the table for them before they committ to anything.

But he may find that he needs to bring in more players than he originally bargained for.

Eight days after being offered renewed deals by the the club, none of the Wanderers players he has offered new terms to have yet put pen to paper and re-signed for the Chairboys.

Waddock was hoping for answers already but so far he has heard nothing from Kevin Betsy, John Mousinho, Matt Bloomfield, Adam Hinshelwood, Steve Arnold and Alex Revell and wants to see their committment by the end of the week.

Blues cut their budget following relegation but the club won’t say if that cut is being passed on to the players they are hoping to keep on.

Meanwhile the Blues could be set to revive their interest in Norwich City midfielder Matt Gill.

Wanderers tried to sign him on a free transfer from Exeter City last summer but couldn’t compete with the Carrow Road club.

But the move to Norwich has turned sour for Norfolk-boy Gill as he was only a fringe player.

And with the Canaries winning promotion to the Championship, Gill is expected to be pushed further back down the pecking order.

Yesterday Waddock was making no secret of his admiration for the all-action midfielder who starred in League Two for Exeter.

Blues couldn’t compete with his Norwich wages but if Gill is prepared to accept what would probably be a sizeable cut in pursuit of playing first team games, Wycombe would be keen to revive the interest they showed under previous Wanderers boss Peter Taylor.