Former club captain Mark Foster has re-signed for Boston Town - but he will miss the start of the season through injury.
The midfielder agreed to remain at Tattershall Road, but he will now be sidelined with a cracked rib after a training ground collision with teammate Callum Stocks.
“He’ll be out of action for a few weeks, but he brings a lot of experience to the team,” said manager Ian Dunn.
“He loves the club as well.
“We’ve got four central midfielders now, and that gives us what we want, competition for places.
“We’ve got competition for places all over the pitch now, and that’s important in any side.”
Current club captain Michael Wood, an influential centre back, and utility man Shane Clancy have both also re-signed for the Poachers.
Town begin their pre-season friendly fixtures on Saturday, with an away clash at Louth Town (KO 3pm).
This will be followed by Tuesday’s home warm-up against Skegness United (KO 7.45pm).
Although beginning their match action surprisingly early, Dunn thinks this will be the best way to get his squad up to full fitness before the UCL Premier season begins, as well as a chance to check out a few ‘promising’ trialists.
“I’m surprised by how high the fitness levels were when the lads reported back,” Dunn added.
“We’ve had a few sessions already and now the lads just want to play football. We’ll probably play two teams and give everybody 45 minutes.”