Action from Murrayfield courtesy of Ian Coyle

Edinburgh Capitals have assured succes-hungry fans that they will strengthen on and off the ice.

The Murrayfield side, who anchor the 12-strong table with only six points from 22 league fixtures, promise to confirm new signings next week.

And they are advertising for a commercial manager in a bid to identify new growth areas.

A statement on the club’s website said management acknowledged that recent weeks have been frustrating for loyal fans.

The statement added: “We’d like to assure our supporters that the Edinburgh Capitals are about to become stronger both on and off the ice.

“We are in talks with a number of players and expect to announce new recruits from next week.

“We want to significantly strengthen the squad for the second-half of the season.

“We have three full calendar months left this season and we’re focussed on bringing in players who will battle for the club week-in, week-out from now until the final game of the season.

“We are also seeking to strengthen off ice and are advertising for a commercial manager.

“We want to strengthen our current commercial ties whilst seeking to expand and identify new opportunities for growth.

“We recognise the need to strengthen in such areas as a necessity to bring success in the longer term in the Elite League.”

The unnamed spokesman said: “We recognise that our supporters have remained loyal during this period, but naturally frustration has been felt.

“Our immediate goal is to provide you with a significantly stronger roster this season, a stronger second-half to the season and for us to continue to build a club structure that provides a strong future in the Elite League.”