Boston Town have wasted no time in beginning to build next season’s squad - after agreeing deals with four of their targets.
Goalkeeper Ricky Drury, defenders Nick Jackson and Jason Field, plus target man Mickey Stones have all pledged their futures to the Poachers.
The quartet have all previously turned out for Boston United, and add a wealth of talent and experience to the squad at Tattershall Road.
“We wanted to act quickly to get players in so we can be ready to have a good pre-season,” said Town joint boss Ian Dunn, whose side finished 10th in the UCL Premier last season..
“We believe we’ve made four quality signings who can help us move up to the next level.”
Dunn and fellow manager Matt Hocking hope Drury can add some stability between the posts, following a season where nine different players donned the gloves for Town.
Harry Ashton, who finished the season with the Poachers, will head off to university in Gloucester.
Drury - who won the Lincolnshire League title with United’s reserves - played nine first-team matches for the Pilgrims over three seasons, ending last campaign on loan at Sleaford Town.
Jackson has been on the books of Stamford, Deeping Rangers and Spalding United in recent seasons and will offer a reliable presence at left back.
This could suggest that Field, also a left back by trade, could be given a more attacking role down the flank.
The youngster spent half of last season at Tattershall Road and the other half at York Street.
Stones looked set for a bright future with the Pilgrims, after being promoted from the successful reserves team, where he played alongside Drury.
However, a recurring knee injury saw him end his time at the club.
Stones made a comeback last season, playing a cameo role for Sleaford Town.
Dunn and Hocking always stated their plan was not to chop and change their squad, but add to the players which ended the campaign at Tattershall Road.
And that remains their aim, despite forward Ben Good looking set to move to Lincoln United.
Right back Ryan Leggett has also agreed to remain at the club, after spending much of last season on loan from Lincoln City’s youth academy.
“We ended the season with a good side and we felt that, with a few additions, we could become a much better side,” Dunn added.
“We had a young team, with players like Ollie Maltby and Luke Wilson making the step up to the UCL.
“With more exprience they’ll get better.”