Whitehaven coach Gary Charlton says new recruits could be confirmed this week after the removal of special measures by the RFL.
Financial difficulties last season meant the governing body put a block on signings, but now the issues have been resolved, Charlton is hopeful a number of deals which are in the pipeline can be rubber-stamped.
“Now that it’s sorted, we can go out and get the players we want, and hopefully in the next couple of weeks, have plenty of news to announce,” said Charlton, who was appointed to succeed Carl Forster at the start of October.
“There is work which has been done that we can now get finalised, and there should be some guys on board soon.
“You always want most of your squad in place before pre-season starts, so this happening now means we’ll be in a position where we have most of the signings we want sorted by then.
“A number of people at the club have put in a lot of hard work to get us into this position and out of special measures.
“They told me when I joined that they were confident they could get things sorted pretty quickly and that’s what they’ve done.
“Fingers crossed we can move on now and have a good season.”
Versatile former Super League player Stuart Howarth has been released from the second year of his contract in order to follow Forster from Whitehaven to Rochdale.