With the opening fixture against a full strength League 2 Cheltenham Town side on July 10th fast approaching, Brakes supremo Paul Holleran has been busy building the squad.
Brakes scored a lot of goals in the league last season (84) but they also let a lot in (74). Strengthening central defence has been a priority with doughty defender Adam Cooper released and dropping down a division to play for Bedworth United.
Into central defence comes 6ft. 6 ins. giant Liam Daly. Daly started his career with Birmingham City, but has recently played for Solihull Moors in the Conference North and for Halesowen Town.
Fans have also been heartened by the news that their favourite player 'Jacko' has re-signed. The dynamic terrier-like player will be partnered in midfield by Richard Batchelor who has agreed to stay at the club.
Another fans' favourite Stuart Herlihy (Her-le-hee) has also agreed terms after long talks with Holleran. Work commitments interrupted his availability last season, but apparently the situation has improved.