Cardiff Blues director of rugby Phil Davies believes the squad needs a few more new faces ahead of the new season.
Looking to add experience into a relatively young squad, Davies believes the Blues need another player in the back-three and one more body in at half-back.
Cardiff open their season away against Glasgow Warriors on September 6.
"We do need a couple more bodies in the group," said Davies to WalesOnline.
"We've 43 players, but we're looking to try and bring players in between the ages of 26 and 29.
"That's the age profile we've identified. We're looking at back-three and half-back is another."
Davies also supported young fly-half Rhys Patchell, who endured an off-day with the boot in the 21-17 pre-season win over Worcester Warriors.
"He (Patchell) wants to have a go so give him a go. He will get there," added Davies.
"Like every young player, when you have a shaky moments on the field you have to go back to basics.
"Rhys is still a 19-year-old fella facing his second year in professional rugby. He made a favourable impression last season and that experience will help him. He has a lot of determination and motivation to continue improving.
"Rhys is a consistent player. Let's hope he does an Alex Cuthbert because the way Alex played last season was just fantastic - and it was his second season.
"We squandered a couple of opportunities on Saturday but we looked a lot more fluid in all aspects."