After making Adam Collin his first summer signing, manager John Sheridan says that he is hoping to make more signings in the very near future.
Sheridan has admitted he is looking to strengthen all over the pitch, particularly in defence, and the signing of Collins goes a long way to ensuring the jigsaw is complete come the first game of the season in August.
But the Magpies manager made it clear that no one has a divine right to be starting games, and emphasised the importance of competition within the playing squad.
"I want competition all over the pitch. I don't want anyone thinking they're an automatic choice, that's not the way to be".
"That's not the way I've worked with previous players and clubs. It's all about having competition for places as it will only make you better."
The manager told the media team that he will take the time to bring in the players that will be of the standard that match his goals for the season.
He said, "My aim is to get out of the division, and I don't mind putting that pressure on myself."
"It's important that players want to be in the team, prove their worth and want to stay in the team."
Sheridan has tasted success in this division previously, winning the league with Chesterfield and reaching the playoffs with Plymouth Argyle, and knows the calibre of player required for success at this level.
He was keeping his cards close to his chest when asked about signings, but did admit he has made offers and is looking to bolster his squad imminently.
He said, "You can only go so far and offer the deals. I've made offers and I'm positive and confident that one or two will come back."
"Hopefully over the next couple of days or week or so, we'll have a few new faces in".