Braehead Clan head coach John Tripp has admitted recruitment is slow at the moment – but has reassured fans work is going on behind the scenes to being in the right players.

So far, the Glasgow club have ten names on their roster and there has been concern on social media of the slow progress.

But Tripp insists he is being thorough as he takes his time in putting together what looks to be a new look team for the Clan.

“When I first started talking to the Clan about the role, I knew exactly what sort team I wanted and the club fully supported me in what I wanted,” Tripp said.

“I appreciate recruitment is slow at the moment, however I can assure everyone that there is plenty going on behind the scenes.

“Myself and Gareth (Chalmers) are in contact every single day assessing our situation and I am excited with what we have coming together.

“It’s taking time getting the players we want and we’re being very thorough with our research. We have to make sure we get the right characters on and off the ice for this organisation.

“There are a number of offers out currently and we are looking to finalise deals over the coming days.”

Meanwhile, former Braehead boss Ryan Finnerty has admitted at being jealous of Sheffield Steelers for poaching former Clansman Scott Aarssen.

Finnerty is now in charge at Manchester Storm and has already taken Jay Rosehill and Mike Hammond down to Altrincham from Glasgow. However, the Canadian is envious of his old club Sheffield beating others to the punch for defenceman Aarssen's services.

“I am jealous of Sheffield. It is a great steal," he said. "These are the kind of players you want around you when you go after championships.

“I put in a bid for him, but players have short careers and they have to maximise what they can make. I knew when I offered him the deal it wouldn’t be enough, and I told him I knew he was worth more.

“But that is where we are at Manchester at the moment, we have to be sensible in terms of business.

“I was 100 per cent shocked that Braehead let him out the door. He is the kind of guy anyone would want in the dressing room and on the ice.

“He played huge minutes when I was there and if a pairing was struggling I would put him in there for a bit - he was my rock. As a personality Aarssen is very quiet but very professional and respectful and he’s got a great family. He just shows up every day!”