Whitehawk’s new manager Jimmy Dack describes the size of the rebuilding job he has in front of him as big but is determined to avoid another season of struggle at the Enclosed Ground.
Dack worked with Andy Woodman in a coaching capacity at the end of last season and stepped up to the top job when his close friend left for pastures new.
The focused now is on getting a team together that can compete in the Vanarama National League South.
Kick-off is little over a month ahead and Dack says he is looking long and hard for reinforcements.
He explained: “It’s not been an easy time but once we fill the gaps we’ve got to fill I believe we can make a good go of it.
“It’s nearly an entirely new squad from what we worked with last season. I think we’ll be using two players from before, but we have sign on a number of talented players from our academy. We’re very excited about what they could bring.
“I’m looking to bring eight players into the club over the next few weeks, we need to get some bodies in.
“It’s been a big more difficult than I had hoped but we’ve got a few weeks until our first friendly game so we’ve got some time still.”
Dack, who turned 45 last month, has been encouraged by the supporter has has received from the club’s “incredible” fans since taking over.
“I want to make sure we produce a team who makes them proud,” said Dack, who confirmed former Crawley goalkeeper Andy Little will assist him.