“I think there were 57 transactions in total, including renewals, academy registrations and the transfers in and out.
“The first-team plan was executed very well, I’d say 90 to 95 per cent of what we wanted to do got done. It was a difficult market, but we had a plan and we stuck to it.
“We have got a lot of good people behind the scenes at the club.
“They are very diligent, very professional, very hard-working so it all came together well in the end.”