Poppies boss Law happy to take his time

Andy Hall this week became the latest player to confirm he won't be at Kettering Town next season

Andy Hall this week became the latest player to confirm he won't be at Kettering Town next season

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Marcus Law will not rush when it comes to putting together Kettering Town’s squad for the new Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division campaign.

Law returned to the Poppies at the end of last week, just over five years after leaving the club following a stint as manager during what was their final season at Rockingham Road.

The Kettering squad, which romped to the Division One Central title last season, has already seen some departures with the latest being Andy Hall who announced on social media he was leaving the club.

Josh Moreman and Richard Knight had already departed for Stamford while right-back James Clifton last week joined Vanarama National League North outfit Nuneaton Town.

Law has now revealed he will be introducing himself to the remainder of the squad this weekend but insists he will take his time when it comes to building the squad for the new season.

“Footballers have to make decisions to suit themselves and if people are putting something in front of them it’s fair enough,” Law said.

“I have not spoken to any of the current players about next season yet but we will have an introduction this Saturday.

“I can understand where the ones who have left are coming from. If they are in a rush to make a decision then that is up to them.

“We have a remit on how we are going to recruit and on what kind of players we want.

“We aren’t going to be held to ransom but our aim is to build a squad capable of being at the right end of the table.

“At this time of year everyone is waiting for the best option but there is no panic from my point of view.

“We will take our time.”

The Poppies are holding a fans’ forum at Latimer Park next Friday, June 12.