The North Queensland Cowboys have not ruled out making a fresh raid on the player market over summer with the club yet to spend its allocated funds under the salary cap for next season.
The Courier-Mail understands North Queensland have around $100,000 available and football manager Peter Parr may look for an off-season purchase to bolster the Cowboys’ playing ranks after the club made the finals this year.
While satisfied with their existing roster, the Cowboys have had success with eleventh-hour recruits, with the club snaring Glenn Hall from Manly in January.
The premiership-winning forward was a revelation in Townsville this season, scoring five tries from 23 games and forming the defensive cornerstone of the Cowboys pack.
Hulking Sea Eagles utility Tony Williams is one player still without a home for next season and Parr said he would watch the player market closely in the coming months.
“We’ve still got a bit of money under the cap to sign one more player for next season,” Parr said.
“We didn’t sign Glenn Hall until January this year so you never know who might come on to the market.
“We have some room if we want to make a play for someone. If we don’t, we’re happy to continue investing in the young blokes we’re coming through.”
The Cowboys have been linked with sacked Roosters pivot Todd Carney, but Parr insists the troubled playmaker will not be at Townsville next season.