MANAGER Paul Smith says he wants nine more signings to complete his new-look Halesowen Town squad

The Yeltz have already snapped up nine new additions as Smith's revolution at the Grove gathers pace.

Defenders Lewis Wright, George Forsyth, James Bowen, Rob Evans, Jamie Ashmore and Andy Parsons were joined by attackers Luke Yates and Jamie Molyneux and forward Jamie Lucas after a busy week at Old Hawne Lane.

The new boss is also on the brink of landing another four signings this week in the form of an experienced defender and more midfield options.

Meanwhile, a goalkeeper could next be on Smith's wishlist after fans' favourite Dan Platt decided to move on.

Smith said: "I'm over the moon with the players I've been able to get in so far and we'll hopefully get four more over the line this week.

"We've been looking at players that have done well at step three and stood out at that level and they can hopefully help us get back there.

"Like a lot of managers at the moment, I want to try and get our work done nice and early so we can relax a little after that and start to build towards the season.

"There is going to be a big turn around after it became clear that a lot of last season's squad didn't want to stay or weren't wanted by myself.

"It's very important that the players at the club want to be here, want to work with me and will buy into what we are doing.

"I have that with the players we have brought in and the first couple of weeks have gone well.

"I want to have a squad of 18 players, which means I want another nine in by the time we come back in for pre-season on June 25. I want everything in place and done and dusted so we can just get to work."

The manager admits he has also been spurred on by the regular volunteers he's seen at the Grove already this summer.

He added: "The amount of volunteers at the club who are always at the ground doing little bits has been brilliant to see.

"Seeing them working so hard pushes me even more to bring them success."