Gary Johnson has indicated that he expects to have four or five new faces in by the end of May as he looks to reshape the future of the club immediately. Before he goes away for a summer break, the Town boss wants to have all contract issues dealt with quickly before attempting to bring in players from his wanted list.
One of those could be John Akinde, released from Bristol City this week. Johnson worked with the striker, who was on loan at Dagenham and Redbridge in League One in the second half of last season, when he signed for City from Ebbsfleet United in 2008. Akinde was wanted by Ian Sampson in January before he left the club but there could be a fresh interest now.
With retained lists up and down the country being published this week, let the summer speculating begin!