Morton boss Allan Moore is optimistic of adding a few new faces to freshen up his squad this week.
Martin Hardie and Craig Reid have both been training with the Greenock side since pre-season began and Moore will look to tie them up on permanent deals.
And while he welcomed St Mirren starlet Jason Naismith to the club on a loan deal that will keep him at Cappielow until January, he has also not given up on persuading former- Hamilton midfielder Simon Mensing to stay in Scotland.
Moore said: "We are still having a good look in the transfer market and we'd ideally like to strengthen at the back because that was where we had so many problems last season.
"Martin and Craig would definitely give us a boost in that department and they have the experience that could make a difference.
"I also like Simon. He is an honest big guy and he has made it clear that his heart lies in going back England, but who knows?"
SportTimes revealed yesterday the feelings of Morton chairman Douglas on the handling of the Rangers situation and has warned the Ibrox club that they will not be welcome in the Irn-Bru First Division.
Moore, though, is looking to see an end to the confusion in order that the focus can fall back on to football for the upcoming start to the season.
"We are preparing for the Ramsdens Cup at the end of this month, but if Rangers are in this league then the draw could have to be made again because they would need to be in it," said the Morton manager.
"That could upset a few people – us included – because we are quite happy with the draw that we have been given.
"Out of the last 25 cup draws we have been away from home in 21 of them. This time we have a home draw against Albion Rovers and we are quite happy.
"I want decisions made and I want to know exactly what is happening."
Meanwhile, Morton have lined up a pre-season friendly against Kilmarnock at Cappielow for next Monday. Kick-off time is at 7.30pm.