Date: 24th June 2014 at 9:20pm
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Manager Wayne Burnett has today spoken about the last four captures he has made ahead of the coming season, and he’s said he’s very positive about our chances in 2014-15 with the way the squad is coming together.

We signed Ashley Chambers first who spent a spell with us on loan, and then the gaffer added Mark Cousins, Nathan Green and most recently Damian Batt.

Speaking to the Official Site Burnett talked about Chambers first.

‘I’ve known Ashley for a while now, he was on loan with us last season, I would have kept him longer but Cambridge wanted him back. He is a player that I like and enjoy working with. I don’t think we’ve seen the best of Ashley yet, he’s got a lot more to offer. He was very helpful to the younger players, hopefully he will bring in more experience.’

Having also added two defenders to our ranks in the shape of Green and Batt, Burnett said he saw a lot of potential in them and he believes they will definitely bolster our back line in the coming term.

‘We’ve been tracking Nathan Green for a couple of months, we’ve had numerous reports on him. He needs a little bit of work, he’s a bit raw, but I see potential in him.’

As for Batt, again he’s not a knew quantity for our manager.

‘Damian is a player that I’ve know for a very long time. Defensively we will be okay, we conceded far too many goals from restarts last season which is something we need to change.’

With Cousins becoming the second goalkeeper we have signed this window, he says that both of them will have to work very hard to secure the starting position because it is up for grabs and it will go to who deserves it the most.

‘I think it’s a fantastic opportunity for both goalkeepers, they’ve both come in and it’s a fresh start and a chance for both to challenge for their spot in that time.’

With some offers still on the table for players, Burnett also admitted that we had heard nothing from Gavin Hoyte and Zavon Hines at this stage.

‘We’ve not heard from Gavin and Zavon about new contracts, to be fair to Zav he called me and said he was keeping his options open and I respect that.’

At least on their score, not having heard a no does give rise to some hope.