Manager Dean Thomas happy with Hinckley United squad

Dean Thomas
Thomas has been Hinckley manager since the club was formed in 1997

Hinckley United manager Dean Thomas is confident his squad will be in good shape when the Blue Square Bet North season starts on Saturday, 13 August.

The Knitters are still running the rule over a number of trialists.

But although Thomas believes his squad is only around 65-70% complete, he told BBC Radio Leicester he is not worried.

"I am looking for a left-back, perhaps one more in central midfield and we have a few centre-halves on trial, but I'm sure we'll be okay," he said.

The left-back berth needs filling after Connor Gudger - who spent the end of last season on loan with the Knitters - rejected a permanent move in favour of a deal with Tamworth, following his release by Coventry.

But Stuart Hendrie - brother of former Aston Villa midfielder Lee - has joined from Morecambe to strengthen the attacking options.