A Big Business Week As Fixture Release Nears

By Sam Elliott

The friendly games have started and the finishing touches are being made to squads.

We’ve still got over a month until the National League season begins but another busy week on the transfer front has left everyone countdown down the day.

Especially with the release of the new campaign’s fixtures coming on Wednesday - so who’s team is taking shape, and which manager has a lot more work to do?

It’s been a demanding few days for Gateshead, who have lost two players to the EFL.

Exeter City have moved to sign midfielder Ed Francis as the club’s production line continues to provide top talent.

Marcus Dinanga will be playing in League Two next term - after shining against Bromley last season, the Promotion Final winners have signed him up.

Jesurun Uchegbulam is an Oldham player after switching from Rochdale, who have beaten off some EFL sides to sign Maidenhead United full-back Sam Beckwith, pictured.

Manny Monthe has meanwhile been reunited with Micky Mellon at Boundary Park.

Adam May has returned to the National League and bolsters Forest Green Rover’s midfield as they await to find out their first game back in the league since 2017.

Chester have been tipped to go all the way in the National League North by former champion Anthony Johnson - his prediction was sparked after the Seals landed former Notts County man Connell Rawlinson.

Craig Eastmond brings title winning experience to the middle of the park at Wealdstone.

Connor Hall is back at Brackley Town as Tom Crawford moves to Altrincham as they look to build on an historic season.

Aldershot Town hope they have another for the future after attacker Kai Corbett arrives for an undisclosed fee from Peterborough United.

Central defender Jalen Jones will work with Sam Cox at Oxford City, with left-back Chi Ezennolim and goalkeeper Kai McKenzie-Lyle also on board.

Hemel Hempstead boss Bobby Wilkinson has moved for defender Ben Tompkins following his spell with Braintree Town. He’s also found room for midfielder Bayley Brown.

Dan Ward has returned to South Shields from Oldham.

Ben Strevens has made Christian N'Guessan a Dagenham player after a deal was struck.

Alex Woodyard has left York City to link up with his former Concord Rangers manager Danny Cowley at Colchester United.

Isaac Buckley-Ricketts has called time on his Warrington Town career and will wear the blue of Curzon Ashton next term.

King’s Lynn have added 24-year-old midfielder Josh McCammon from Peterborough Sports.

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