DORCHESTER Town manager Callum Brooks spoke of his delight at bringing in an “injection of new energy, blood and talent” amid a frenetic summer of signings.
Brooks has secured 16 deals since the Evo-Stik Southern Premier South season finished in late April, in stark contrast to a quiet summer under previous boss Steve Thompson.
Familiar names such as Sam Lanahan, Charlie Davis and Shane Murphy have made their returns to the club, while coveted centre-back Dan Strugnell is arguably the signing of the Magpies’ close season.
Speaking to Echosport, Brooks explained the importance of revitalising and improving the Magpies’ squad.
He said: “We’re happy with the business we’ve done and I knew the importance of bringing in fresh blood going into the new season.
“The group that we finished up last season with were absolutely fantastic for me, but at the same time the average league position over the last few years has not been good enough for the standards of the club.
“Just like any supporter we all want to do better, so I knew we would need an injection of new energy, blood and talent.
“We set about to do that and the majority of our targets we’ve managed to land. By and large, we’re very, very happy and looking forward to the new season now.”
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