Dover Athletic manager Chris Kinnear says he understands fans’ frustrations with their lack of significant spending in the transfer market, but urged caution with regards to their spending.

The Whites have made a number of signings in the close season, and are still deliberating over a number of trialists who have played for the club during pre-season.

Dover have signed five players this window, paying a fee for one of those, Kevin Lokko, who signed from Stevenage. The fee was undisclosed.

Kinnear’s side are having to compete with the likes of big-spending Salford City in the National League, with the newcomers recently signing Adam Rooney from Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen on a three-year contract.

It is well documented that some clubs in the National League have suffered from financial difficulty in recent history, which Kinnear says “definitely won’t happen to Dover.”

The boss believes supporters would prefer their side to spend sensibly to keep the club in healthy shape moving forward.

“It’s always going to be difficult with the geography of the club, where we are, how far it is for players to travel. Some clubs seem to have unlimited funds, we’ve not got that,” Kinnear said.

“There’s a lot of clubs that go broke, and that definitely won’t happen to Dover. It’s an extremely well run club.

“It is frustrating at times for supporters I would think, that they’d like us to throw money at it, but they’d rather have a club than spend money and watch, like a few of these clubs, disintegrate.”

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