Nottingham Rugby head coach Martin Haag has confirmed that he will have to work with a reduced playing budget next season due to the club's financial problems.
The Green and Whites were struggling to find the £250,000 they needed to complete last season. However, the Meadow Lane club have been involved in discussions with two potential new owners.
The club's financial situation means that Haag has a squad of just 23 players signed up ahead of the new campaign.
"We are where we are, and have what we have," Haag told BBC Radio Nottingham.
"You have a pot of money and things that you want, unfortunately they don't always marry up. Things change and hopefully they will.
"Yes, I would like to strengthen it because you need strength in depth. We want to do well, push ourselves as much as we can. We will need to show that hunger and desire, even more so than last season."
Nottingham finished second in the Championship last season.