CHAIRMAN Jim Parmenter has announced that EIGHT players have already agreed to sign new contracts or extensions to their existing deals.

Dean Readings, Nicky Humphrey, Tom Hickman, Anthony Hogg, Craig Wilkins and Michael Smissen have all signed for another year.

While Sam Vallance and Shane Hamshare are committed to the club for at least two seasons.

They join Craig Cloke, Matt Carruthers, James Rogers, Dale Skelton and Chris Wright, who are already under contract for next year.

Daniel Braithwaite, Victor Renner and Walid Matata have all been offered new deals and been given a month to give the club an answer.

Narada Bernard and Alistair Heselton will hold talks with the club at the end of the season – as both players get the chance to stake a claim for a deal by impressing in the last matches of the season.

Jim said: “We’re delighted that these talented players have agreed to continue with the club for next season and in some cases for the season after.

“Clive Walker has a tight budget, but there is still room for him to bring in four or five new faces and maybe add some experience. Both the manager and the board are confident that we will have a squad in place to challenge for promotion next season, whichever league we are playing in.”