Player Update caught up with Manager Andy Peaks to discuss the close season and player recruitment.

“It’s been a very interesting summer, I spoke to all of last seasons squad early on and with the exception of Jack Bowen, Shawn Richards , Dan Quigley and Kyal McNulty who have moved on, all have committed to the forthcoming season which is great news for the club.

 In addition I have identified some targets some of which have already committed to the club such as winger Darryl Smith who played at Newport Pagnell last season, striker Chris Dillon who has previously played at Royston and a number of clubs at Step 3 and scored a hatful of goals , attacking midfielder Luke Fairlamb who played at Northampton Sileby Rangers last season having spent time in the USA and attacking midfielder Charlie Coulson who played for Deeping Rangers last season. I have also invited a couple to pre season where we can have a look at them.

With the move back to the southern league and moving home it is another changing time for the club so it is particularly pleasing to keep quite a settled squad.”

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