Hunter said, “I’m just happy I could give Luke and our supporters a relatively peaceful January, by keeping every player that we wanted at the club, while losing just one or two of our squad players like keeper David Gregory, who we loaned to Ebbsfleet for the remainder of the season, while allowing Jordan Thompson to go back to Coventry City early.”
Hunter continued, “Those two players I mention have quietly been replaced by an old fans favourite in goalkeeper Grant Smith, who has been brought in to push Nathan Ashmore and is in truth an incredible goalkeeper in his own right. Grants an insurance policy, who will improve our options and add further strength to what is already a very good squad. As will our new striker Adi Yussuf, who not only knows the level but will push both Kabby [Tshimanga] and Ty [Marsh] in the forward positions.
“At present, I feel Luke has a well balanced, talented and competitive 18 man squad that is not only very settled, but is growing in confidence and who are starting to really believe in themselves.
“Our club and budget is in truth well managed, as such we’ve managed to keep all of our talented players in the building. That doesn’t mean that if the right player or players become available, that we won’t be ready and able to give Luke a 19 or 20 man squad in readiness for the run in and a real tilt at the play offs.” Hunter concluded.