After bringing in Toto Nsiala and Ethan Hamilton on loan plus adding the permanent arrivals of Muhammadu Faal and George Thomason last week, the Bolton boss is still in the hunt for new recruits.
Reports over the weekend have again linked him with a move for Hibs defender Adam Jackson The terms of Wanderers’ transfer embargo means the squad is limited to a maximum 23 professional contracts, each additional signing monitored by the EFL and subject to a salary cap.
Hill says he has space to bring more players in but that he is willing to bide his time to find the right ones.
“It’s a challenge,” he said. “And it’s one we’ll get right. It’s just a question of when.
“I think we have to be patient. I am very patient, believe it or not, when it comes to getting what I need, not what I want.
“Do I want players in? Yes. Do I want the right players in? That’s more important.
“I need players to do the big task, the rebuild task.
“Have we got room? Yes, I think we’ve got flexibility. You have got to be clever. A budget has never been a problem to me, working within it. But you have to be able to move players on, bring them in, reduce costs so that you can bring players in and operate within the restrictions of the embargo.
“We can do it. We will do it over the course of the next two-and-a-half weeks.”