07:00PM, Thursday 30 May 2019
Alan Devonshire claims the Magpies are still in the market for four or five new players, after making goalkeeper Chris Dunn his fourth signing of the summer.
Dunn joined the club last week having most recently played for Walsall in League 1 and was first choice for Wrexham in the National League the season before last.
He is the latest new arrival after defender Freddie Grant, 22, joined from National League South side Wealdstone and Josh Smile arrived from Chippenham having impressed in the FA Cup clashes against the Magpies last season.
Devonshire said: “We've done four or five deals but probably need another four or five. But they've got to be right for the club. We're still looking and still in the market for certain players. It's unlikely we'll do anything this week, it's a quiet week with players away.”
On the signing of a new keeper Devonshire added: “Chris has played at a higher level and has plenty of experience.
“We've been talking to Chris for a couple of months so it's good to get this one over the line. He's got good pedigree and is a good talker as well.”
Last night (Wednesday) it was announced that midfielder Nana Owusu had left the club to join Oxford City.
The 23-year-old joins City after an 18-month spell in the National League with the Magpies in which he failed to nail down a starting place in the side.
Another of the Magpies midfielders, Harold Odametey, also left the club this week, joining Dagenham & Redbridge on a year-long deal.
The Magpies have also fixed up their pre-season friendlies ahead of the new season.
First up will be a double header against Ascot United (12.15pm) at Bisham Abbey and Bracknell Town away (3pm) on Saturday, July 13.
They’ll follow that with a trip to Hampton & Richmond Borough on Saturday, July 20 (3pm) before home games against Stevenage (Tuesday, July 23, 7.45pm) and Wycombe Wanderers (Friday, July 26, 7.45pm).
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