With the start of pre-season now just a week away, The Gaffer has been updating the official website with his first signing's of the summer.
He told us...
"After a summer of meetings and talks, I am delighted to announce the following players have agreed to join the club and existing squad for the coming season. They are very much looking forward to being involved in the restructure and ambitions of the club and will be an important part of what we are aiming to achieve at the club."
"First up is a new Goalkeeper – WILL GODMON."
"Will became my number one target once I knew I was losing Lewis Carey. Everyone will know he is a keeper who has fantastic ability and distribution and has played for some top teams already and is still only 22 years old. He started out as a youngster at Chelsea and has played for Maidstone United, Leatherhead and last season Hythe Town to name a few of his clubs."
"Will is one of the best keepers around and in signing a one-year contract with us, I believe will give him the stability to build his reputation even more! It also gives us a base to build on knowing we do not have to worry about the undoubted interest he will attract through the season."
"Second up is JOHN COKER."
"John is a Centre back I put a seven-day approach in for last season to try and sign. He is quick, powerful and excellent in the air in both boxes. He has a great background of playing at a higher level starting at Norwich City and playing for Staines Town. After injury cut short last season for him, I couldn’t wait to talk to him about joining this season. I have spoken to a lot of people about John, and I know what a fantastic signing this will be for the club. The fact we will have a full pre-season with him too, will only benefit both parties and I believe we have the best Centre half at this level and levels above, and John could be destined to big things."
"John has also signed a one-year contract, so he can now to just concentrate on playing for the same reasons as Will."
"I believe both Will and John will be instrumental in addressing our defensive area that we are fully aware must be improved this season and makes the competition for places very healthy!"
"Last, but no means least is MATT BODKIN."
"I cannot express how happy bringing ‘Bods’ (pictured) to the club has made me. When as a manager you’re looking for that experienced player to help the younger players develop, you cannot ask for a better playing pedigree and background he brings.
He will need no introduction to anyone."
"From Welling United, Eastleigh, Dover Athletic, Maidstone United to playing in a very strong Margate team only last season, I am delighted to bring him on board. His energy and fitness are second to none, and after spending time with him, I know he will be an integral part of what we are aiming to achieve next season and the future."
"We also have some excellent players coming in for pre-season next week to discuss joining who have played at higher levels, and with the Reserve / Development side starting next season too, things really are looking very positive for the coming season and future of the club!"
Updated 23:19 - 15 Jul 2018 by MIKE GREEN