01 August 1997

There were quite a few personnel changes over the summer. The most notable absentee for the new season will be Evran Wright, who left for Telford just a week after signing a new contract. Also departing are Mick Shearer, Gary Hackett, Nick Colley and Mark Bellingham.

New arrivals include Carlos De Azevedo, a Portugese Youth international, Steve Piearce from Doncaster, Luke Yates, James Tough and Adrian Cooper.

The friendly results were mixed - we got stuffed 6-0 by the Albion, but beat Kiddy 1-0.