Marcus Law says Kettering Town have already identified five players to add to their squad during the summer months.
The Poppies’ completed their Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division campaign with a 4-1 victory at Dorchester Town on Saturday, although it wasn’t enough to secure a play-off place as they missed out on a top-five position by just a single point.
There is one more piece of business for Kettering as they take on AFC Rushden & Diamonds in the final of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup at Sixfields on May 5.
But boss Law insists there will be no rest for him as he begins the process of trying to retain a squad that performed so well in the second half of the season while also attempting to add his transfer targets to it.
“I said to the lads after the game on Saturday that I feel with this group things I felt with other teams where I have been successful,” the Poppies boss said.
“The summer isn’t going to be about rebuilding. It’s going to be about keeping the core and adding quality to the identified areas we have fallen short on.
“There is no rest for me, it’s all ongoing.
“Alan (technical director Doyle) and I are already identifying players.
“We have identified five lads and if we can keep the core and add them to it then we will be in a good place.”