Late Deals Done With The New Season All Set For Take-Off!

By Sam Elliott

For many managers, they will get to see their summer signings in action for real this weekend.

The National League managers, of course, have to wait one more week but there’s no doubt the excitement is growing and growing.

As you would expect, there’s been some extra August additions - and a few statements of intent!

Chesterfield fans believe they have made one of the signings of the close season.

The Spireites have won the race for Boreham Wood striker Kabongo Tshimanga, pictured, on a three-year deal - and he instantly targeted promotion.

He said: “The club shouldn’t be at this level. It deserves to be back in the Football League and that’s got to be the aim.”

Filling his boots at Meadow Park is experienced frontman Scott Boden.

Wrexham manager Phil Parkinson is thrilled to have signed Carlisle United’s talented defender Aaron Hayden.

Paul Hurst made his 14th signing of the summer - Coventry City winger William Bapaga the latest to arrive after Alex Hunt joined from Sheffield Wednesday.

Young striker Matt Dennis has completed a season-long loan move from Premier League side Norwich City to Southend United.

Wealdstone announced a raft of new signings on Thursday as they look for a bright start at home to Woking on opening day.

Midfielders Charlie Cooper, Medy Elito and Zach Dronfield will be Stones next season.

Goalkeepers Alfie Marigliani and George Wickens also sign for manager Stuart Maynard.

The Cards have got their hands on Jordan Maguire-Drew as Alan Dowson’s summer overhaul continues.

Danny Searle says Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong will excite the Aldershot fans.

Gary Johnson was impressed enough by midfielder Gabby Rogers that he handed the trialist a contract.

The Torquay United manager has also linked up with his former Cheltenham Town forward Dan Holman.

Attacker Daniel Powell is the latest player through the door at Barnet, while Bristol City prospect Joe Low will get experience at Eastleigh.

George Alexander - the son of Millwall legend Gary - will wear the Bromley shirt next term, the club have announced.

Ahead of Saturday’s big National League North kick-off, York City have added defender Lewis Cunningham from Doncaster Rovers.

AFC Fylde also made a late move - Jim Bentley has signed Stockport County defender Jamie Stott on loan for the season.

Gloucester City were busy on Friday - Ryan Galvin and midfielder Kieran Evans, 22, both signed.

AFC Telford United have swooped for experienced striker Kyle Bennett.

Goalkeeper Jamie Emery has signed for Kidderminster Harriers ahead of Saturday’s opener at York.

Oscar Gobern is officially a Havant & Waterlooville player, as is Crawley defender Manny Adebowale.

Midfielder Kurtis Cumberbatch is now a Billericay Town player.

Oxford City have signed MK Dons defender Jack Davies on loan.

Young Colchester United defender Billy Cracknell has joined Concord Rangers on loan until January.

Bristol City academy player Prince Henry will link up with Hungerford Town.

Where next?

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