As Boston United continue their player recruitment, Craig Elliott says it is his turn to play hard ball.

For the first few weeks of the summer the manager found transfer targets playing hard to get. But as deals fail to materialise, Elliott believes the ball is now firmly in his court.

“The next few weeks are about agents and players trying to get fixed up with clubs, the dynamics change,” he told The Standard.

“Suddenly players who thought they’d got a move somewhere else realise you made them a decent offer and they start calling you, instead of the other way round.”

Elliott, however, is adamant that he won’t start throwing contracts around just because players have begun returning his calls.

“I don’t want to be forced into a kneejerk reaction just because someone tells me they’re available now,” he added. “If somebody didn’t want to come here two or three weeks ago then I’m not that interested in them, to be honest.”

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