Dean Greygoose has admitted David Bridges is set to leave Kettering Town.
The midfielder returned to the Poppies last summer but endured a draining campaign that ended in financial crisis and an eventual double demotion to the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division.
And assistant-manager Greygoose confirmed Bridges is close to exiting Nene Park with Blue Square Bet South side Chelmsford City looking the most likely destination.
“David is likely to be leaving,” Greygoose said.
“He has trained with Chelmsford and he has played for them in pre-season.
“He has still been coming in with us for a couple of days but he is likely to go.
“However, like anything, nothing has been signed as of yet so for he is still a Kettering Town player at the moment.”
Greygoose, meanwhile, is looking forward to getting up close and personal with the Poppies supporters at Nene Park on Saturday.
The club are holding a Season Ticket Day, which will include the pre-season friendly against Grantham Town.
Fans will have the chance to look around the stadium, watch an opening training session and then meet the management team and players after the match.
And Greygoose said: “We are going to let the fans look at our training session and hopefully that will give them an idea of what we are trying to achieve.
“This sort of event is really important. It is obviously still a tricky time for the club but we are looking forward to meeting the fans and answering their questions.”