Tommy Wright insists he remains perfectly relaxed about the squad building process at Corby Town after seeing another player depart ahead of the return to pre-season training tonight (Thursday).
Midfielder Jorrin John revealed on Twitter last night (Wednesday) that he is signing for Conference side Nuneaton Town after it has been announced earlier that he would be rejoining the Steelmen having finished last season at Steel Park.
Corby have been hit by similar situations with Gareth Jelleyman and Claudiu Hoban during the summer break as the build-up to the new Southern League Premier Division campaign gets under way.
However, boss Wright is staying calm about the situation and again reiterated his aim to have his squad fully in place by the time Corby take on a Leicester City XI in a friendly at Steel Park on July 26.
“I knew a couple of weeks ago that there was a possibility that Jorrin could be going to Nuneaton,” the Steelmen boss said.
“It’s disappointing because he is a good player and a good lad. But there is certainly no ill-feeling towards him. It’s an opportunity for him to go and try to force his way into a team at a higher level.
“I said after what happened with Claudiu that I would be more cautious and I have been. When you are dealing with non-contract situations, this is what can happen.
“But, to be honest, I am really happy with what we have on board so far. We got the striker we wanted in Spencer Weir-Daley, we have the best goalkeeper in the league on board in Paul Walker and I got the big centre-half I wanted in Paul Malone.
“The spine of the team is in place and when you add the likes of Cleveland Taylor and Greg Mills to it, it already looks good.
“I am completely relaxed. There are three or four players who I am waiting for answers from and I have got 29 trialists coming in and that’s why we will be having the trials match on Monday, so we can have a good look at all of them.
“Our squad will be complete by the time we play that game against Leicester and, from there, I will have plenty of time to get the lads ready for the new season.”