Five more of last seasons squad have so far committed themselves to the club ahead of the new season, joining the thierteen players that the club had previously announced.
Goalkeeper Louie Mackin will be battling Andy Metcalf for the number one jersey after re-committing. The popular Louie played 43 times last season for the club, keeping 13 clean sheets.
Midfielder Craig Jones made 20 appearances last season after making his debut in September, eight of those coming from the bench. Tigger has looked exceptional during the pre-season sessions so far and looks to be pushing for a starting spot this term.
Mark Reed came into the squad in March after leaving Glossop North End, and made 11 appearances for the club. However the striker showed why he is one of the most formidable names around with seven goals in his brief spell.
Joining Louie, Tigger and Reedy in signing player forms is our management duo of Chris Herbert and Mark McGregor. Herbie never selected himself last season but has signed a player form in case of emergencies, whilst McGregor made 21 appearances last season, 13 of which came from the bench.
We will have announcements of a couple of more new faces in the squad later this week, whilst there are several more players in the pre-season squad who have not yet signed forms.