Marcus Law insists the surviving members of last season’s title-winning squad will have a big role to play at Kettering Town next season.
The Poppies boss made his first moves in the transfer market this summer earlier this week with the addition of three new signings.
Frontmen Jevani Brown and Saul Williams have joined Kettering ahead of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division campaign while defender Dominic Langdon, who was born in the town, also signed up.
Those arrivals have been backed up by the news that Brett Solkhon, Steve Kinniburgh, Elliot Sandy, Gary Mulligan, Jamie McAlindon and Andy Gooding will all be staying at Latimer Park.
With Dubi Ogbonna and Reubus Richard-Noel already under contract, the Poppies’ squad is beginning to take shape as they prepare for their opening pre-season friendly at Rushden & Higham United next Thursday.
While a large portion of last season’s Division One Central title-winning squad departed early in the summer, Law believes he has retained a “good core” of it.
And he is now set to add more fresh faces to the new-look squad with the club hoping to announce further signings this weekend.
“We have kept a good core of last season’s squad and I am really pleased with that,” Law said.
“A lot of those guys have played at a good level before and are trying to get back to a higher tier of football.
“They know what it takes to get there and they know how to conduct themselves and be motivated for training.
“It will be important for them to lead the way and help ensure the younger players in the squad are heading down the same road.
“It’s great to have them on board and now it’s up to me to build things around them.
“We have already added to the squad and that will continue, we need to add that extra dynamic to the squad because I think one thing that is clear is that there has been a lack of young players at the club.”