.....weeks since his appointment adding strength to his new charges.
Top of the list of new signings has been former Milton United full-back Ben Taylor, who arrives at Hithercroft having had a season in North Berks football but is a former Division One East winner with Milton.
Reading University first-team skipper and CB Hounslow centre-back Andrew Mills is another significant signing and is joined by Reading Uni team-mates Tom Powell, Harvey Judd and Jack Stewart, while Luke Williams arrives having been playing his football in the Toolstation Western League.
Eighteen-year-old Lawrie Aitchison and Boyan Thorpe have been picked up from local football and Euan Aitchison returns having been away travelling for the second half of last season.
Will Horton has also arrived from Milton, although is sidelined for the early part of the season having suffered a set-back in his recovery from breaking an ankle last season.