Dons boss Derek McInnes today insisted he will hold his nerve during the summer transfer windows to get the right signings secured.
McInnes aims to add more new Dons before the Battle of Britain with Burnley in the Europa League second qualifying round on July 26.
However, the Reds gaffer will not rush into making quick-fire additions just to bulk up squad numbers as he wants quality over quantity.
McInnes accepts that may mean him having to play a waiting game to land his top targets – until even after the Euro opener.
The Reds gaffer, pictured, has already made three signings in this window – midfielders Chris Forrester, Stephen Gleeson and Lewis Ferguson.
All are in contention to make their Dons debut against Cobh Ramblers in a friendly in Cork, Republic of Ireland, tomorrow.
McInnes said: “We are going to hold our nerve to try to get the right ones in rather than signing players just because we can.
“Last season it was important that we finished second because that gave us this extra time during the summer.
“That extra time helps you make maybe better decisions as you don’t have to be so rushed and maybe have the patience to wait for the right ones.
“We will try to bring in the best players we can within the budget to help us with the challenges ahead.”
There is little under a month until Aberdeen’s season begins when they face Premier League Burnley.
The Scottish summer transfer window does not close until the end of August.
McInnes remains keen to further bolster his midfield with Hibs midfielder Dylan McGeouch, who is set to go out of contract at the Easter Road club at the end of the month.
McGeouch is weighing up a number of offers and was down having talks with Sunderland last week.
Rangers are also interested in the 24-year-old as are QPR, Fulham and Blackburn.
It is understood Coventry City, recently promoted to League One, have also entered the race to sign the midfielder.
McInnes said: “The squad here gives us a lot of encouragement about what we can do this year but it is clear that we need to get some more bodies in.
“We will try to bring in at least a couple more signings before the Burnley game.
“However, if we need to wait a bit longer for the right one that is something we will weigh up as well.
“It is important to use the time that we have to maximum effect.”
The Dons gaffer aims to strengthen his defence, with full-back an area he has targeted. And the Reds have also been linked with former Ross County striker Alex Schalk.
“We’re light at the back so we need to get another defender in,” said McInnes.
“That’s probably the area we’re concentrating on at the minute.
“If you can’t always bring something better you can bring something different to the team. That’s what we’ll try to do.”
McInnes’ three signings to date are set to make their Dons debuts tomorrow against Ramblers.
The venue for that game has now changed to the Reds’ training complex at Fota Island Resort on the outskirts of Cork (2pm).
McInnes insists new additions Forrester, Gleeson and Ferguson have all settled in well in their first week of training with the squad.
“All three are good players who are comfortable with the ball at their feet,” he said.
“They have settled in and done well out here this week.
“They are all at different stages of their careers but arrived with the same intention of being important players for us.
“Midfield was an area of the pitch that we needed to deal with obviously after losing Kenny McLean, Ryan Christie and Dominic Ball at the end of last season.
“I felt we were maybe a midfielder short in there last season as well.
“So I have taken in three players who are showing they have real quality and I am looking forward to working with them in the future.”