Phil Parkinson managed to bring in five high-quality signings on deadline day to ease serious concern about the depth of his squad.
James Henry, Sammy Ameobi, Ben Alnwick, Tom Thorpe and Keshi Anderson were all snapped up late on Wednesday evening to the delight of Whites fans.
And club chairman Anderson revealed the club had also narrowly missed out on three other signings which would have been made with the blessing of the Football League.
Wanderers kept hold of Jay Spearing, Josh Vela and Zach Clough amid interest from elsewhere – although the decision was made to cash in on Kaiyne Woolery in a bonus-heavy deal with Wigan Athletic.
The Latics are understood to have paid just £200,000 up front for the pacy front man but – in a similar structure to Rob Holding’s move to Arsenal – the fee is expected to rise in the future, depending on success and appearances at the DW Stadium.
“We rejected a number of approaches and enquiries for several players right up to the last minute, but the priority was always to keep the key members of the squad together and improve it rather than cash in,” Anderson said.
“This season’s aim is to do whatever we can to try and get promoted, but at the same time, work with a plan to build a sustainable financial foundation going forward.
“We are still working under the restraints of the transfer embargo, but are working closely with the EFL (Football League) to do whatever is possible within those restraints.”
Phil Parkinson had stressed the importance of adding to his shallow squad and had initially targeted three or four players on deadline day.
“There was more activity than we originally anticipated but with the recent injuries we’ve had, it was obviously needed,” he added.
“Now, it’s a case of bedding those players into the squad and we look forward to working with all of them in the coming months and getting to know them all better.”
Wanderers go into tomorrow’s home game against Phil Brown’s Southend United two points clear at the top of the table, with four wins and one draw from their opening five matches.