Buckingham Town boss Chris Robson has brought in eight new players as he looks to turn around the club’s poor form.
Mark Blower, Enoch Sare , Scott Murchie, Demarlow Smith, Tony Ellis, Nigel Wharton and Dom Schembre have all joined the Robins, while striker Jermaine Hall has signed a dual contract that will see him play for Buckingham when his parent club, AFC Dunstable, have no fixture.
Town have also confirmed the departure of Tony Fields and Dean Catlow.
Robson said: “We were in desperate need of a shake up.
“Our recent form has been very poor and there was no genuine competition for places which meant players could get away with poor performances or a lack of commitment and attitude.
“The players coming in are very good players and with some, it took a lot of work to get them to sign as a couple are dropping down a level or two as well as losing a wage they were getting at their previous clubs.
“We are looking to build a competitive squad for the rest of this season and a squad good enough to massively improve next season so we can push on as a club.
“It will not happen overnight, and I am not saying now we will go on a winning run until the end of the season as football doesn’t work like that, especially with the massive turnover of players we are having.
“I do, however, expect our performances to improve, and for us to do a lot better next season.
“We are still in talks with two or three more players but it’s taking a bit more time as again I am trying to get them to drop down to our level, but I am confident I can get them over the line as we are still a club that can attract players even though things are not perfect at the moment.”
On the departure of Catlow and Fields, Robson added: “I am disappointed to lose them as not only were they decent players, they were great lads and the type you want at this level of football - great attitudes and committed to their football.”