From the outside it may have appeared that June has been a quiet month at MK Dons but the men at the helm have been working hard ahead of the 2012/13 season.
Although boss Karl Robinson has been abroad he has been in daily contact with assistant manager Mick Harford as the management team continue to work on recruiting their summer targets.
Having retained all their permanent first team players from last year, the focus at stadiummk is very much on strengthening rather than the rebuilding processes that have taken place in previous seasons.
The Dons are yet to add a new face to their squad but with most teams not yet back in training and with the summer transfer window open until the end of August there is still more than enough time for Robinson and Harford to recruit new players.
Harford, who was appointed as Robinson's right-hand man at the end of the 2011/12 campaign, told mkdons.com: "I have been chomping at the bit to get started. It is a very important time of the year in terms of getting prepared for next season, obviously the manager is away on a very well-deserved break but we are in continual contact on a daily basis to talk about pre-season, players and everything else that is involved in a Football Club.
"This time of year is big on recruitment, agents, players and trying to get meetings set up to bring in new players. That has been our main focus - Karl, me, Ian, Alex Rae and Bobby Winkelman are all focused on that target."
Harford, who will reunite with Robinson next week ahead of the first team squad's return for pre-season training, believes it is important not to rush any potential deals as they ensure they bring in not only the best possible players but also the best possible characters.
"There are a number of clubs who have already brought in numerous players, but the manager here has a process when it comes to recruitment and it is a very strong one. MK Dons have a good history of signings and the Club doesn't make too many mistakes, so we will adhere to the process, wait for the right man and move on to other targets. We will be patient in doing it.
"Swindon, Preston, Bournemouth look to be the clubs who are signing a lot of players and spending the money. We haven't lost any players and we need to build on what we believe is a very, very good squad already."