Paul Trollope is confident new signings Darryl Duffy and Jeff Hughes will help Bristol Rovers to progress.
Hughes has joined Rovers from Crystal Palace following a loan spell last season, while Duffy has arrived from Swansea City.
Midfielder Hughes and striker Duffy had been among Trollope's leading targets to strengthen his Pirates squad during the summer.
And, with both players having cost six-figure sums, the Rovers manager also thanked the board for their support.
"After a bit of a frustrating summer it's good to be back, and we're very proud to have announced these signings," Trollope told the club's official website.
"They both cost the club six figures, and they were both right at the top of our list from last season.
"We've had fantastic backing from the chairman and the board to bring them in, and we hope they will help us progress this season, which is what we want to do."