Summer Recruitment

What do we need?
Type of player?
Should we keep away from signing experienced loan players? I.e DJ
Quality over quantity?
Should we put more faith in youth players Maher/Big Marv/Foulkes?

Below is the contracted players for the 23/24 Season.

My shopping list.

Gk - Premier league youth loan.

CB - 1 loan / 1 quality ball playing defender

RB - Quality RB

LB - Competition for Gordon

DM - 1 quality ball carrying DM / Young Gem from National league.

AM - 1 quality Winger / 1 loan Winger / quality AM Competition for Hutchinson.

ST - Danny Johnson / Loan Striker / National League gem.

I think its important we develop Maher/Big Marv/Foulkes for me any loan players we bring in must be squad fillers only and be behind our youth players in the pecking order if our youth players are ready for first team football.

Backup goalkeeper, Jackson Smith back again?

Two/Three CBs depending what formation we play

RB and have Foulkes as backup, Riley can play there if need be.

LB to be competition for Gordon, depends if Allen resigns.

A George Evans type midfielder, one that can chip in with goals.

Two wingers

Three forwards, Danny Johnson and Louie Barry should be on the top of our shopping list.

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Would anyone take Matty Stevens he could be a different player with a pre season behind him?


I’d take smith back
Looked decent backip



Ni we need a pacy forward,stevens definitely isnt that

Bring Doug back. Pace in abundance.

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The only position I wouldn’t look to recruit in is GK. Apart from that, to challenge, I think we need 10-12 solid signings who wouldn’t look out of place in league 1, on league one money. Also some backups (reserve GK), and someone like DJT who can come into the first team when needed. Over to you Trivela.

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mystic meg here:

mid-July we will get in a blend of

  • knackered journey men hoping to bounce back after injury
  • cheap loans who have fallen out with parent club
  • kids released from bigger clubs who are fast but crap

Ni we need a pacy forward,stevens

We defo need goal scoring players. Disappointed wilkinson and maddox left because he knows where the net is just been playing in poor teams.

How many of our retained players will be in our the eleven we send out on 5th August?

Evans, Daniels, Hutchinson, Knowles and Matt are the only ones I would want to see as starters next season.

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Riley? McEntee? Comley?

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Riley, McAntee and Gordon too. I think we’ll be looking for a full back, a box to box midfielder, a winger and a front foot striker to add to the mix of what we already have.

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Jesus, hope we can find a striker at least 5’- 8’’

Not as much as Timmy A!!

Doug is a good finisher and can score goals too though.


Can you remind me how many times he scored last season ?


Can you remind me how many times he got a run of full games in a row to try and settle into the team and establish himself?